This Sauvignon Blanc is very aromatic – while simultaneously green, tropical, and citrusy… like a spicy margarita! An herbaceous, fresh green pepper jumps from the glass with some mint and sage topped with gooseberry. From the Presqu’ile vineyard in Santa Maria, where Sauvignon Blanc vines grow in well-drained, sandy soils and the roots have to burrow deep into the ground to find water. Along their journey, these roots produce wildly concentrated fruit with a distinct zip to the finish.
We love this with anything that has spice – chips and salsa, Mediterranean spiced kebob, zesty yogurt and cucumber dip, Bánh mì sandwiches, or even some spicy charcuterie. Also perfect with seafood and anything you would jazz up with some jalapeño.
Outward Wines is a partnership between Natalie Siddique and Ryan Pace, avid rock climbers and winemakers. They’re focused on producing small-lot, site-specific wines from California’s Central Coast, primarily sourcing fruit from Santa Barbara County. All of the vineyards are farmed using sustainable, organic, or biodynamic practices. In the cellar, they strive to minimize inputs throughout the winemaking process to give the wine a true sense of time and place. They use spontaneous yeast to carry out fermentations, and bottle without fining or filtration where possible. Natalie and Ryan push themselves out of comfort zones in the outdoors, vineyards, and approach to winemaking. Outward is their ever-evolving winemaking adventure.