Andrew Murray Camp Four RGB 2012

Rhone White Blends from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 129579
  • white wine
  • RP90
Style: Fruity & Smooth

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Winemaker's Notes

The RGB is named for the blend of Roussanne and Grenache Blanc, which is a typical white wine blend found in and around the small villages in the south of France. Typically Roussanne, which is more difficult to ripen and thus more rare, takes a backseat to the Grenache Blanc, which is a more neutral tasting grape. We like to richen up this blend a bit and include more of the robust Roussanne. The resulting blend is nearly a 50-50 balance between the two varieties. The grapes were whole cluster pressed and then fermented and aged together in a small, temperature controlled stainless tank. This early blending allowed the flavors to come together more completely. After fermentation, the wine was transferred to neutral French Burgundy barrels to allow a bit more oxygen into the wine, which acted to soften and round out the final wine. The aroma of this wine explodes with white flowers, green apple, a tropical/banana note, and a flinty/minerally note. The aromas find their way onto the palate where you will sense a long, round, viscous mouthfeel made complex with a racy acidity. The RGB is clean, fresh, and ready to drink. It should, however, improve over the next couple of years.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2012 Camp Four RGB, which was tasted out of tank, checks in as an even split of Roussanne and Grenache Blanc that’s all from the Camp Four Vineyard. Offering up pure, lively aromas and flavors of poached pear, pineapple, buttered toast and hints of flowers, it is a rich, voluptuous white that stays nicely balanced and fresh. It will be a versatile white that has the richness to handle heartier fare. Enjoy it over the coming year or two. Drink 2014-2016. "
90 Points

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Learn About Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray Vineyards is exciting property has the potential to produce wines that rival the best from the northern Rhone valley. Andrew Murray, the founder of the eponymous vineyard, is completely committed to growing Rhone varietals and producing wines in the style of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. His wines are packed with flavor; unfined and unfiltered, these estate-grown wines...

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The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Rhone White Blends

White Rhone blends consist of two or more white grapes from its namesake region. This includes Viognier, Rousanne, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc. Other white grapes may be included in miniscule amounts, but the above four are the principles. In the Rhone, Viognier is typically alone in the Northern Rhone and absent in the Southern Rhone, although, in the north, 20% of the variety...

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