Vineyard: Las Brisas Vineyard, Carneros-Sonoma County
Orientation: Flat, slightly sloping to the west
Soil: Gravel and sandy soils
Viticulture: Generally Bilateral Cordon Vertical shoot position trellis. 5 to 6 foot vine spacing on 8 to 9 foot row spacing.
Production: 285 cases
The 2016 Vermentino Hers Las Brisas Vineyard is bright, floral and beautifully delineated. I would prefer to drink the 2016 over the next year or two, while the citrus and floral notes remain vibrant. This is a gorgeous wine from Ryme.
Publication: View from the Cellar – John Gilman
Ryme Cellars is a relatively new project of the husband and wife team of Ryan and Megan Glaab, who run their small winery on the side, while working as assistant winemakers for others in the area. They make quite a few different bottlings of Italian varietals, and actually produce two different cuvées of Vermentino, with one made by Ryan and the other by Megan, as they both favor a different style for this grape. This is Megan’s version, which is a touch reductive when first opened, but blossoms nicely with a bit of swirling to offer up scents of green apple, salty soil tones, a touch of green olive, dried flowers and other savory elements in the upper register. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied and quite elegant in profile, with sound acids and fine length and grip on the focused finish. Good juice. 2017-2020.