OLIVIA BRION 2021 WHITE BLEND "TAQUINE"
52% Viognier, 36% Gewurztraminer, 12% Chardonnay
- 52% Viognier / 36% Gewurztraminer / 12% Chardonnay
- 137 cases produced
This crisp but substantive wine is packed with Pippin apple and Bosc pear flavors accented by floral and ginger notes. Blended from Viognier, Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay, it is well balanced and lively, but also shows outstanding depth and concentration. JIM GORDON
The foundation of this beautiful white wine is the harmonious blend of three amazing vineyard sites. The Viognier hails from the famed Shake Ridge Ranch in Amador County, the Gewurztraminer is from 45 year old estate plantings on Olivet Rd in the Russian River Valley, and the 1 barrel of Chardonnay is from the Dry Creek AVA in Sonoma.
The wine enters with verbose aromatics of fresh honeysuckle flower, candied orange blossom and a touch of key lime pie. This wine brightens the palate with a high arc of acidity tempered by pleasing viscosity and a subtle creaminess. The only thing that would make this wine better is a plate full of freshly shucked Kumamoto oysters.
This wine is an homage to Annette Kellerman (1887- 1975) who was a professional Olympic swimmer, vaudeville star, film actress, writer and business owner. Kellerman was famous for advocating the right of women to wear a hydrodynamic one-piece bathing suit instead of the then restrictive full pantaloons. In 1907, at the height of her popularity, Kellerman was arrested on Revere Beach in Massachusetts for indecency – she was wearing one of her fitted one-piece costumes.