Producer: Sans Liege & Groundworks Wines
Region: Paso Robles, California, USA
Varietals: Sauvignon Gris
Virginia Pour House Notes: What Curt Schalchlin has done with Sans Liege/Groundworks in California is beyond a cult wine brand; his style, detail, finesse and passion transcends anything that I could possibly write down as notes on any of his wines. When reviewing the website, I noticed this particular varietal, which I have never seen or tasted before. So obviously when my wine club shipment was processing, I jumped all over the opportunity of grabbing a few extra bottles. Full disclosure — there really has not been a single varietal wine that Curt has produced that has not knocked me out of my chair. After chilling this white down for a half hour, I was completely blown away. Enticing to the eye with a straw and golden hue, the mineral backed citrus ropes your nose into the glass while the palate soothes with ripe apple, white peach and hints of passion fruit as it is stripped down to its peach core. This wine boasts balanced zesty acidity and a mouthwatering finish that will have you hooked. Only 3 barrels made and offered at a shocking price of just $22 per bottle.