- Verdejo is typically found in the Rueda region of Spain. So while very esoteric for California I jumped at the opportunity to work with this fruit. It typically is described as being very similar to Sauvignon Blanc. Paicines Ranch is located in the Central Coast AVA. A regenerative ranch that not only has a small vineyard that is CCOF certified organic. It is also a habitat for diverse animals and food products. This impressive ranch provides grass feed beef, and sheep to name a few things. The ranch's mission is to regenerate diverse ecosystems from the soil up. It's one of the most exciting new vineyards I am working with and the quality shows. - Terah
Vinification: Hand harvested on 8/20 the grapes were foot tread and then gently pressed. The wine was allowed to settle overnight followed by racking the next day. Native yeast fermentation was conducted in a stainless steel drum. After native malolactic fermentation, the wine was racked and aged in stainless for 5 months before bottling. Aromas of lemon, lime, fresh-cut grass, almond, and wool. On the palate, this is true to form and has lots of refreshing acidity.
Terah Bajjalieh is a winemaker and certified sommelier from California, who studied viticulture in France and Spain; she started her own personal label in 2020. Terah sources fruit from organic and biodynamically farmed vineyards from unique microclimates in California.
- Trying your hand at watercolors, preferably after a few glasses of wine.
- The song, "The Garden" by Mirah.
- Opening a bottle with homemade brunch.