Ryme Cellars, Carneros Vermentino “Hers” (2018)
Ryme Cellars is a collaboration of husband and wife Ryan and Megan Glaab’s admiration for California’s terroir combined with Inspiration from some of their favorite producers in Italy with focus on the bright, clean, aromatic examples from the Ligurian coast.
The varieties may be rare or unusual but none of them are a mere curiosity. Influenced by Italian varieties simply because of the great diversity and unique character of the wines of that culture. While Cabernet, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay have certainly excelled- in California, the supremacy of the so-called “noble” varieties is not absolute.
This Vermentino as a nod to the ancient Ribolla Gialla grape sourced from the Las Brisas Vineyard in Carneros.
From time to time, they have different interpretations of a wine’s true identity, in which case, they maintain separate projects. Such is the case with the “His” and “Hers” Vermentino. “Hers” pressed, settled clean, and bottled early. “Hers” Vermentino is refreshing. Mouth watering it bursts with lemon rind, chamomile, and salty sea spray. The palate is zippy and crunchy but rounds out with texture and depth.
285 Cases Produced
Pairing suggestions: Anchovies, Calamari, Grilled Sea Bass, Pesto, Roasted Vegetables