Martha Stoumen "Honeymoon" White Blend
Staff Pick
Organic

Martha Stoumen "Honeymoon" White Blend - 2018

Item # 40074 750mL
$36.99/ Single Bottle
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Organic

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

Made from a blend of Colombard and Chardonnay that shows great complexity from extended lees aging. Fermented separately in neutral barrels and blended together. Bright and floral, this wine is delicious with fresh fish or vegetarian dishes. Winemaker Martha Stoumen is young female winemaker who is a rising star in the new wave of California producers.


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Staff Pick Notes

This wine doesn't need a staff pick. It pretty much sells itself. With it's sunshine adjacent color and name that sets off little fires of optimistic love. I am a long time admirer of Martha Stoumen and her artistically woven wines. These bottles hit a cord. They make you think. And the Honeymoon (an impeccably named wine) gives you nothing but it's best. This blend of Colombard and Roussanne tastes like licking raw honeycomb off a late afternoon crescent moon. Dry. Acid high. An electric blend that will linger in your mind for years to come.

- HG

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Colombard

Colombard was traditionally used, with Ugni Blanc and Folle Blanche, to make cognac. It fell out of fashion in France in the 1970s, but at the same time caught on in California, and soon became the most widely planted grape in the state (where it was known as French Colombard). There, it was widely used to produce sweet yet crisp bulk wines. Seeing what the Americans had done, the French would...

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California

California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.

Chardonnay

From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking...

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