Birichino’s Vermentino, sourced from Mahoney Ranch in Los Carneros, is shiny yellow with a quiet perfume of laurel, grass, and lime peel (this melange reminds me of fresh green walnut husk). The palate is textural but not weighty, the acidity is moderate, and the wine feels at once ripe and cooling. It’s a tasty wine with fish and shellfish, goat’s and sheep’s milk cheeses, lightly spiced curries, herb-y rice dishes, or chicken salad on fresh sourdough bread.
2020 Birichino Vermentino Mahoney Ranch Vineyard Los Carneros Napa Valley
13% ABV | $24