As you may know, since the very beginning the girl & the fig has boasted an exclusively “Rhône-alone” wine list.
We’ve always loved that featuring unique Rhône wines gives us an opportunity to begin a conversation with our guests, perhaps introduce them to something new, as well as to present talented and innovative producers we believe in.
In honor of “Wine Wednesday,” a little about one of our beloved California Rhône producers –
This week: Anaba‘s 2015 Picpoul Blanc, Snow Vineyard, Sonoma Valley.
Winemakers Ross Cobb & Katy Wilson:
While earning a degree in biology at UC Santa Cruz, Ross Cobb began helping his father plant a vineyard on the Sonoma Coast. Working in the vineyard on weekends and during the summers, he fell in love with the grapes growing process and switched his major to agroecology and sustainable agriculture.
Katy Wilson’s road to winemaking began at 18 years old while studying at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. During her Agricultural Business 101 class, she realized that a career in wine would combine her agricultural interests with her creative and scientific talents.
In 2012 Ross and Katy’s shared attention to detail, devotion to the land and passion for producing elegant Pinot Noir ultimately encouraged them to form a partnership – crafting some of the finest wines from Sonoma. Individually, they have their own successful eponymous wineries, Cobb Wines and LaRue Wines.
Tasting Notes: Racy and vibrant on the nose, this wine presents tropical aromas of pineapple combined with lemon peel, limestone and white peach. Balanced acid and fresh minerality deliver on the crisp yet creamy palate highlighting flavors of citrus and a touch of spice.
At the girl & the fig we’d recommend pairing Anaba’s 2015 Picpoul Blanc with our pastis-scented mussels & frites (garlic, leeks, herbs, grilled bread) or a selection of soft & hard cheeses.
At home, try we recommend shellfish dishes such as soft-shelled crab or oysters, or a fresh, spring salad.