Florez Wines "White Rhino" Grenache Blanc 2019Regular price $32.00
Sourced from a very specific, very special vineyard (Windmill Vineyard in the Dunnigan Hills - farmed by Sergio Villanueva and managed by Steve Mathiasson), this Grenache Blanc is a generous white wine - offering an undeniable lushness with ripe peaches, bright white flowers and lemongrass.
Florèz Wines was started by James Jelks in 2017. James grew up in the Santa Cruz area and was schooled in winemaking at nearby UC Davis. He worked in wineries all over the world for 10 years before returning home to make wine in the Santa Cruz area. He is farming some vineyards himself, always dry-farmed, and is also sourcing some fruit from organic and sustainable vineyards. He always works with native yeasts, does not use additives except for a minimal amount of sulfur at bottling, and does not filter the wines.