Normally confident people often walk into winery tasting rooms only to openly admit to the tasting room attendant that they know little or nothing about wine. ‘Twas as if the wine rep had beaten them into intimidation. After seeing this a few times, you become determined to take the snot out of wine. Well, at Ranchero Cellars, Amy Butler’s already done it. She has a new refreshing take on some old favorite wines. The refreshing part is a white wine called Chrome that gets its lush body from Viognier with a crisp, clear, shiny finish of Grenache Blanc.
She approaches winemaking like a bit of a ranchero. Tirelessly seeking out the wild and rough Carignan, she nurtured it into a smoky and brash yet delightful California red. True to her namesake, check out her ride: