the Glories | no.01, no.02, and no.03
2018 the Glories no.01
55% Oregon chardonnay | 45% California roussanne
The Glories no.01 offers umami in an almost spicy, sweetly torturous form. Its weighted, gilded frame holds your attention while the feeling of crystalline salt moves through its center (think: calcium lactate crystals in a cool cave-aged, clothbound cheese.) The roussanne’s contribution from the warm 2018 vintage offers golden, honeyed aromatics and brings rich, toasted almond flavors to the ample mid-palate.
2019 the Glories no.02
69% Oregon chardonnay | 31% California roussanne
The Glories no.02 offers perfumed layers of lemon balm (Lamiaceae), chamomile, and Mullein flower. The palate is delicate: dependent on temperature and time like a timid soufflé. This off-dry iteration of the interplay between roussanne and chardonnay carries all that Spring has to offer: sweetness, new blossoms, cold rain on warm concrete.
2019 the Glories no.03
83% Oregon chardonnay | 17% California roussanne
The palate of the Glories no.03 is taut on entry, opening to an expansive exhale of fresh clear saltwater. We imagine the base of this salt born in a bed of igneous rock; formed in heat and sunlight but refined with time. The saline expression is followed by flesh and capsaicin spice, like biting into mid-summer radishes topped with best butter and flaky Maldon. The nose is wild with Eucalyptus oil and bergamot. Fresh lemongrass accompanies the salinity throughout, closing with a briny, fleshy, oceanic edge.