This southern Rhone blend of Marsanne, Roussanne, and Grenache Blanc highlights bright aromatics of zesty citrus, Asian pear, and honeysuckle with hints of chamomile and white peach.
The mid-palate is a perfect balance of acidity, minerality and rich creamy flavors.
On the palate this wine shows a dynamic contrast of salinity mixed with bright acidity that showcases the layers of vanilla bean, white orchid, beeswax, and stone fruits. The freshness and intricacies from lees aging provides a depth through the entire finish.
Marsanne 58%, Roussanne 38%, Grenache Blanc 4%
From the first time that she stepped into a winery as a child, Tara Gomez has loved winemaking. Her fascination for science and love for the aromas of wine always mesmerized her. With the help of a scholarship from her tribe, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians, Tara attended California State University Fresno where she studied Enology. While still a student, Tara gained hands on experience during an internship at Fess Parker Winery. She graduated as one of two women with a Bachelor of Science in Enology in 1998. Since then, she has worked for years in the industry honing her skill as a winemaker in California and Europe.
In 2010, the Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians purchased the Camp 4 Vineyard and Tara’s dream of giving back to her tribe came true when she was hired on as Winemaker. Tara’s passion for the process of winemaking can be seen in both the vineyard and the winery. Her Chumash culture can be seen in her dedication to the vineyard and giving back to the land through sustainability. She can be found early mornings in the winery soaking in the aromas and giving loving attention to the wines. Tara’s understanding of the site, soils and grapes allows her to shepherd the grapes into lower alcohol, elegant balanced wines with minimal input.