Silverdale, WA 12.5% alc. (Purchased on 5/14/14) Sustainably Grown
I passed by this wine and their Pinot Grigio (which I’ll also review soon) because I didn’t like the name or the label. Now…thanks to reader Patrick and others, I’m glad I gave it a try. I never read the back label until I got it home. That explained the name and label. It states, “Jeff and Rebecca Hill, to pay homage to their two rambunctious boys (Tristan and Peyton), founded Little Rascal’s Winery in 2011.”
Brilliant pale golden; in-your-face aromas of grassy, fresh mown hay, asparagus pee and musque with a bit of lemon/lime citrus. In the mouth it’s tart and lemony from entry through the finish with more green grassy, light bell pepper flavors; bone dry. The herbal qualities dominate the nose; the racy, tart citrus qualities take over on the palate with the herbaceousness in a supporting role. For me, this is classic 70’s/early 80’s style Napa/Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc. Grgich Hills and Kenwood come to mind. Very enjoyable with halibut cheeks in butter, lemon, capers and dill.