Wine of the Week – Sherman & Hooker’s Shebang White

Sherman & Hooker’s was started by the Morgan Peterson, son of Joel Peterson, famous for starting Ravenswood winery. He made his first wine when he was five years old and became the youngest master of wine at age 22. He is now using his knowhow and his father’s contacts to source grapes from some of the most amazing vineyards in California. The latest installment is Sherman & Hooker’s Shebang White.  This is a limited edition run of 300 cases from several vineyards within Sonoma County.  “The majority of the blend comes from 114 year old Monte Rosso Vineyard Semillon. The remainder is a couple barrels of 2009 Compagni Portis Vineyard (a white field blended vineyard of Gewurtztraminer, Riesling, Trousseau Gris, Berger, Green Hungarian, and other stuff), along with a few barrels of 2010 Pagani Ranch Muscadelle planted in 1920.”

On the nose, this wine displays floral notes along with hints of herbs. On the palate, there is pear, citrus and stonefruit along with a distinct minerality.  This medium bodied white will pair up with grilled herb lemon chicken or whitefish topped with a fruit salsa.