Big Salt Returns!
First things first. I am happy to announce the third vintage of Big Salt has arrived. In case you do not know about it here is a brief synopsis.
In 2017 John House an Oregon winemaker who, at the time was known for making beautiful dry Rieslings, came out with a blended white wine sourced from southern Oregon, and at a lower price point that his acclaimed Rieslings.
We liked it a lot, enough to introduce it at our Friday Tasting Bar. But we were not prepared for the crazy response from you, the customers. People flipped out, it sold like crazy, and because we were one of the few people working with it, we had it from June through December. In 2018 we sold a similar amount but only had it March through August. We saw others discover it, even in national publications, and we saw the writing on the wall.
We knew 2019 would be different, and it is.
This year the wine is allocated, and while we have a nice allocation it is nearly half of what we sold the past two years. I expect it to last maybe until early June. You are warned.
And lest you think Big Salt is some manufactured concoction (it isn't), here are the stats"
- 45% Riesling - 45% Gewurz - 8% Early Muscat - 2% others...
- Vineyards - 1976, 1983, 2000.
- Harvest - September 24th - October 19th
- Native fermentation (co-fermented) in stainless steel.
- 12.9% ABV.
- SO2 - 24ppm
- Unfined and Filtered (we have to filter Big Salt because it doesn't naturally go through ML)
We have several cases in the shop with more being held for us. You can buy a bottle to taste now or you can order online and pick it up next week. The flavor profile is very similar to the first two vintages; bright spicy fruit, a bit of a saline character and maybe a bit less acidity than last year. Still, it is once again a party on your palate!
2018 Big Salt $17.99 Soul Wine Price $15.29