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2019 Run Baby Run, Skin-Fermented Trousseau Gris, Russian River Valley, Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard

2019 Run Baby Run, Skin-Fermented Trousseau Gris, Russian River Valley, Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard

You think I can’t outrun trouble? Watch me.

Run Baby Run is an ode to dropping out, splitting town, and chasing what you love. And while your past may not be done with you, you can be done with your past...if you just run fast enough, baby.

The seventh, and best, skin-fermented white wine produced by Tank Garage Winery, Run Baby Run takes orange wine out on the lam. By crushing a white grape variety and letting the juice ferment on the skins like a red wine, we’re able to craft a white wine with greater depth of flavor, aromas, and color. A rarity for us, this wine is 100% Trousseau Gris, a French variety that thrives in cooler climates and is known for having fresh aromatics and incredible, astonishing color. Though once grown widely across California, those vineyards are now long gone, and Trousseau Gris survives in one rare spot.

Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard is hallowed ground, and home to the last 10 acres of Trousseau Gris in the United States. Planted in 1981 by Peter Fanucchi and his father Arcangelo, this Russian River Valley vineyard grows in sandy loam soils and is farmed organically. Within winemaking circles, gaining access to this scarce fruit is like hitting the lottery, and when we found out we got some, we couldn’t believe it. Still can’t actually.

To preserve the essence of this special fruit, we painstakingly whole-cluster foot-stomped the entire lot. The juice spent 7 days fermenting on the skins prior to being pressed and aged 8 months in barrel. The color of this wine is something we’ve been working towards for a half-decade. Like a California sunset, the depth of orange and amber color is truly remarkable. The exotic fruit comes through on the nose, wafting notes of lychee, Rosewater, and Gardenia. On the palate, you'll find notes of tea leaves mixed with great fruit intensity – think grapefruit and passionfruit – with a long finish and superb balance.

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SKU: 113.19.750.TK.RBR.WW
Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
White Wine
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Aging
100% foot stomped, whole cluster fermented and on skins for 7 days before being pressed. Aged 8 months in neutral French oak barrels.
Alcohol %
12.8
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard
Production Notes
182 Cases Made
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Joy
(Jul 30, 2020 at 5:57 AM)
I will first start by saying I am not a big white wine drinker so I was hesitant to try but wanted to step out of my comfort zone. It was SO GOOD! I loved it. Refreshing, smooth, a bit of tart. Perfect for a summer day. Ordering more now.

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Meg
(Jul 31, 2020 at 8:04 PM)
I’m going to echo the other review. My husband and I are not white wine drinkers but have tried their other skin fermented wines I thought we’d give this one a try. We were definitely not disappointed. It’s crisp, fresh and perfect for summer. I finished the bottle I ordered, got online and ordered more that night. Highly recommend.

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Denise Kalic
(Aug 4, 2020 at 6:59 PM)
I love this wine. It's so hot out, this is perfect for a hot summer afternoon, hanging out on our deck!! It paired great with our grilled veggies.

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Brian
(Aug 5, 2020 at 12:05 PM)
I’ve been looking for “ orange wine “ made in the US forever . This one is great ! Very refreshing , and an unusual flavor that is a nice surprise . Great with Brie and fig , went well with smoked salmon . I’ll be getting g more of this one .

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