A weekend wine review featuring a California White Wine from Suisun Valley. This 2017 Folk Machine White Light from Hobo Wine Company does not disappoint.
2017 Folk Machine White Light
2017 Folk Machine White Light, Suisun Valley California, Wine Awesomeness. 40% Riesling, 30%Tocai Friulano, 11% Verdelho, 11% Sauvignon Blanc, and 8% Muscat.
They say: With no land, grapes, winery or employees to call his own, winemaker Kenny Likitprakong considers himself a “hobo winemaker.” Hence the name of his wines – Hobo Wine Company. He leases vineyards from other winemakers and produces the best wine possible using organic and sustainable farming methods. The grapes used for this blend come from all over California, but are blended together to make a bright white wine. This wine is robust on the palate, smooth and sleek.
On the nose: yellow fruit, lemon curd and yellow cake mix. Smells of stale lemon bars and pie crust. It is robust on the palate, smooth and sleek. It has dynamic characteristics like it’s crisp citrus notes, rocky minerality and a kiss of spice. It is a medium bodied white that works well both in the winter and summer.
We really enjoyed this wine, it was a bit unusual. Tart with lemon, yet had a nice mineral finish.