2011 Sans Liege “Call To Arms” White Blend
$30 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt
We’ve done some business with this Paso Robles-based winery owned by Curt Schalchlin, whose other label you may recognize: Groundwork Wines, which we’ve featured with at least one Wine Club selection.
One trip to Curt’s web site, and you’ll quickly conclude he operates a bit on the dark side (as you can also deduce reading his notes below). He quotes Dante’s Inferno on the site, which is a bit creepy, especially since I’m in the middle of Dan Brown’s new thriller, Inferno.
While I don’t exactly get where Curt is coming from, I do understand his wines. You will, too. . .and it won’t take a trip to the seventh circle of the underworld.
Winery Tasting Notes: “Along the craggy coast there stands a lighthouse, seemingly carved from air, on a lush prominence. While the ocean scrapes the shore, seeking to steal the beacon, the land is slowly covered entire with white flowers and sunlight. On those first spring days, the lighthouse keeper – his spirit renewed after months of bone cold, begins to prepare a luxurious breakfast, the scents of Belgian waffle, Meyer lemon, warm apple compote and clove mist mingle with the awakening herbs and flowers: jasmine, young limes, sage and wintergreen. The sea continues to rise and yell, spitting spray onto the rocks and releasing heaps of soft chalk from the earth, while the keeper cautiously munches on brioche.”
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