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West Coast Wine w/ OZ Wine Co. 

Chris is leading us through a hella good West Coast line-up, dudes and dudettes! Don't miss it!
 
Teutonic Sprockets, Willamette (2016), $22
Grapes: 50% Scheurebe, 25% Huxelrebe, 25% Pinot Noir
Teutonic Wine Company is a small-production winery that strives to make the finest German-style wines in Oregon led by Barnaby Tuttle. Working all organically  and with dry-farmed vineyards, Barnaby's wines are unique and oh so good! "Sprockets" is medium bodied with rich aromatics of orange zest, apricot, and sea spray. Just slightly off-dry, and a killer Memorial Day BBQ wine!
 
Matthiasson Tendu White Wine (2015), $25
Grapes: 69% Vermentino, 27% French Colombard, 4% Chardonnay
Matthiasson is bottling big ole liters from pink, gravelly, alluvial soils, y’all! “Tendu” in ballet-speak refers to tension, or poise, and Steve and Jill Matthiasson achieve just that in their wine. This is the Californian alternative to the Austrian liter-sized bottles of Grüner Veltliner that you may have seen at the shop recently.  So fresh and so clean, with plenty of zippiness. Take this liter of zing along to the beach, desert, mountains, ocean…to any of the elements! It works everywhere and anywhere!

Matthiasson Family Vineyards Rose (2015), $28
Grapes: 46% Grenache, 27% Syrah, 14% Mouvèdre, 7% Sauvignon Blanc, 6% Counoise
Matthiasson’s rosé is killer, vintage to vintage! Bright peach, white floral aromas, and grapefruit notes make it sing with vibrant acidity. Enjoy with all springtime favorites like fava beans, salmon, charcuterie, and melon with prosciutto di Parma.

Matthiasson Tendu Red Wine (2015), $25
Grapes: 47% Aglianico, 42% Montepulciano, 11% Barbera
This red blend is fermented in stainless steel and then aged in neutral barrels, with no sulfites added (they’re still naturally occurring) and is also unfiltered. This is like Californian Beaujolais, but instead of Gamay, you have indigenous Californian varietals. If anyone is going to be this baller and make killer Italian Beaujolais in California, it’s going to be Matthiasson.

Fable Pinot Meunier, Dommen Vineyard (2015), $20
Grape: Pinot Meunier
Brack Mountain Wine Company sourced these Pinot Meunier grapes from the sustainable Dommen Vineyard in the Russian River Valley from a hot bed of dusty red earth. This is a go-to summer red – light, dry, fruit-forward, no-nonsense – it has a clay-pot note that adds to its earthiness - and is a great alternative to West Coast Pinot Noir, but won’t break the bank.