A treasure holds no value until it has been fought for. Aspiring to create a worthy homage to something precious and revered, I sourced the hillsides to f ind the vines for this Cotes- du-Coast. I take no credit for the soul of this wine. Its lineage is ancient; its roots, deep.
ABOUT SANS LIEGE
Sans Liege is my relentless search for independence. Equally aligned with
the freedoms of the New World and the heritage of the Rhône Valley, I am careful not to hold too closely to either. Tending fruit in vineyards that have captured my heart from Paso Robles down to Solvang, these sites speak for me and I for them; the only partners now on this path I tread.
– Curt Schalchlin, Winemaker
Daylight wanes and a new energy pulses through the redwoods. As the lanterns are lit you take in scents of honeysuckle, lemongrass tea and shale. You are now dancing and laughing with mirth as you pass by a rustic dessert table. It is set with creme brulee and miniature vanilla spice cakes adorned with orange blossoms. Children run past snacking on jazz apples and dried pineapple and you smile with gratitude for the day.
33% Viognier, 30% Roussanne, 27% Grenache Blanc, 10% Marsanne
Serving Recommendations: Chill slightly, 10-15 minutes in the refrigerator, pull the cork and enjoy. Aging potential: 4-6 years.
Vineyard & Varietal Information
Viognier - Bien Nacido and Old Potrero, Roussanne - Alta Colina and Santa Barbara Highlands, Grenache Blanc - Alta Colina, Marsanne - Bien Nacido