Uno Numero 2020
Uno Numero 2020
Sub-Region Santa Barbara
Farming Organic/minimal intervention
Blend 50% Viognier, 40% Chardonnay, 10% Grenache Blanc
Size 750 ML
This wine is really fun, and I'd expect nothing less from Scott Sampler. It's got lots of richness and depth thanks to the lengthy skin contact but it still manages to have this really nice zippy acidity and freshness. As an aside, the Chard & Viognier spend 65 days on the skins while the Grenache Blanc spends 29 - it's a lot of time for juice to be on the skins!
I get tangerine, citrus peel, grapefruit vibes. Yum!
About The Producer
Scott Sampler grew up in LA during the 1970s and ’80s, with an Italian-American mother and African-American, World War II–vet-turned-commercial/fine-artist father, eating his Italian grandma's red sauce. He migrated north for college, getting his degree in philosophy from UC Berkeley, where he got sucked into the Bay Area farmer's market, Chez Panisse-heydey food scene. After moving back to LA for a job in the film industry, he found himself drawn more and more into wine, eventually getting the winemaking bug and launching his own label. But he relates winemaking to food, inspired by his Berkeley days – cooking low and slow, keeping things pure and simple from farm to table. In his own red sauce and now, in his wines, from vineyard to glass.
He started Central Coast Group Project in 2012, and his mantra is “Nothing added/nothing taken away”. Everything in the bottle is meant to be transparent. Grapes are sourced from small, family owned farms always with sustainable (and usually organic or biodynamic) practices. Scotty Boy! bottles are fresh and young, meant to be drunk sooner rather than later, always with a good chill.