Refugio Ineseño Blend


Style: Medium-body white   Vintage: 2016       ABV: 14.2%

Appellation: Santa Ynez     Varietal: 63% Roussanne, 37% Viognier

Region: California      County:  United States

The name refers to people native to Santa Ynez. The wine offers a quintessential Rhone-white complexity that’s hard to resist.  The nose entices with aromas of nectarine, anise, lychee and honeysuckle, while the palate displays an intriguing salinity next to the broad, dry flavors of pineapple and white flowers.  Subtle notes of graham and hazelnut emerge from the use of ~30% new French oak.  Fermented in a combination of stainless steel and large format (400L) barrels, and aged for 10 months before light filtration and bottling.

The three whimsical figures on the Ineseño label are the Gleason women - Niki, who founded Refugio with her husband, flanked by her daughters, Callie and Mara, as they stroll through the vineyard.