Martha Stouman - Out to the Meadow (2019)
Tasting notes Vibrant oro blanco and fresh honey aromas; the chenin blanc has a strong voice in this year’s blend and we love it; with a round and soft body, this wine has a beautiful texture that will keep you coming back for more.
Martha’s notes I feel very lucky to work with this unique parcel in Suisun Valley. I named the wine after the landowner and farmer, Roger King, who came down from the mountain after a youth of skiing, and went ‘out to the meadow’ to grow wine grapes. Roger lived in Tahoe until he was 38, planted this vineyard when he was 40, and has been enthusiastically farming it for 30 years. After I named this wine, I googled the phrase (always best to double check there aren’t any other meanings). To my pleasant surprise the only thing I found was a Tom Waits interview where he uses the expression "We went out to the meadow" to describe a synergistic collaboration among musicians. This makes sense. I think the grape varieties all have a synergy when co-fermented, and Roger has also been the most collaborative grower I have ever worked with.