Restricted is a collection of small-lot wines that are made by Chris Carpenter and Gianna Ghilarducci and are as formidable as the terrain from which they grow. From vineyard sourcing to winemaking style and composition, explore our winemaker's notes. These wines are typically available only to Mountain Wine Club Members. To commemorate our first-ever white wine for Restricted, we're offering this new release to La Jota Vineyard Co. enthusiasts.
The 2022 Restricted Proprietary White Wine is a radiantly aromatic and fresh blend of seven grape varieties. Winemaker Gianna Ghilarducci sourced the seven varieties from five American Viticultural Areas (AVAs) in Northern California.
“The inspiration was to explore often-underappreciated varieties and show how the whole can be greater than the sum of the parts. Each variety plays a different role: Pinot Blanc – the structural spine of the wine, Sauvignon Blanc – lifts the aromatics, Albariño – adds salinity, Grenache Gris – imparts acidity and energy, Chenin Blanc – provides aromatic complexity, Marsanne and Roussanne – add palate weight. The result is a distinctly full expression.” – Gianna Ghilarducci, Winemaker
About the Mountain Wine Club
The Mountain Wine Club will further your adventure in mountain-grown wines by deepening and broadening your collection. As a member, you will receive numerous benefits, including 15% savings and complimentary tastings at the Spire Calistoga Estate. If you're as wild about the Restricted Proprietary White wine as we think you'll be, you can join the Mountain Wine Club for continued access. Visit themountainwineclub.com to learn more and join today.