This one's gonna rev your engine.
If you're in search of a white wine dripping with groovy, sexy flavors, you can just stop reading this right now. We got you. Hot Fuss is the tasty lick you need.
For this blend, we first traveled down the Pacific Coast Highway to Santa Maria County, an area that straddles the boundary of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. Here we found Grüner Veltliner, an Austrian grape basking in the California sunshine, morning fog, and a Pacific breeze. These cooler factors help develop harmonious flavors and acidity like the wine manifestation of a yin-yang symbol.
Next, we booked it northward, grabbing Greco and Chardonnay from San Benito, Riesling from the Central Coast, and Gewürztraminer from our friends at McCormack Ranch in Solano. The goal? To blend together a crushable white wine that'll leave drinkers licking their lips.
In the glass, marvel at the golden straw hues. Sink your nose in and vibe on the lemon, apple, and white blossom aromas. In your mouth, let your tongue swirl around the smooth textures and savor flavors of pear, fresh citrus, honey, and white spice. Oh, and the fruitful finish will leave you vibrating like a V8 motor.
You'll want to pair this baby with oysters, sushi, spicy Thai dishes, schnitzel, or some good old-fashioned American French fries.
For a bombshell wine like this, we went with a vintage pinup collage of all of our favorite things; cars, tigers, and spark plugs. An embodiment of what gets us in a hot fuss.