Varietal Composition: 82% Sauvignon Blanc, 13% Riesling, 3% Grenache Blanc, 2% Roussanne
Appellation: Columbia Valley
Vineyard: Oasis 65%, Gamache 23 17%, Sagemoor Riesling 13%, Olsen Rousanne 2%, Boushey Grenache Blanc 3%
From the spectacular 2019 vintage, we melded sauvignon blanc from cooler sites at Oasis, Olsen and Gamache Vineyards (loads of natural acidity) with bits of racy riesling (more acidity), and grenache blanc (yet more acidity) and even a pinch of rich roussanne (fruit and texture). This vintage leads with a nose of lemon zest, cut grass and crushed rocks, leading to zippy flavors of stone fruit, kiwi, lime, and fresh herbs.
Food Pairing: Anything from the ocean, but oysters for sure. Shigokus and kushis are the best.
Movie Pairing: The Wizard of Oz
Pearl was Kelly's first solo wine project, spawned in 2009 from her love of New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs. Pearl was named in honor of Kelly's great grandmother who drove around in a pearl Cadillac convertible and drank Tennessee whiskey. The style is both mineral and fruit driven, like if Sancerre and New Zealand made a Sauvignon Blanc baby.