BRANDCasino Mine Ranch
In 1936, Simone Shaw, daughter of an Alaskan miner and Belgian aristocrat, purchased a property in Amador County hoping to find gold. She called it “Casino Mine Ranch” because she knew it would be a gamble to find any gold. Today, more than 80 years later, Simone’s great nephews Jim and Richard Merryman look after the property, which includes a vineyard of an unusual array of grapes. The legendary Andy Erickson and winemaker Jessica Tarpy Shaheen make the wines and a new history is being written for Casino Mine Ranch.
This pretty Vermentino wine is of a brilliant lemon hue, with aromatic notes of candied lemon peel and lychee, and hints of orange blossom. The palate is generous with citrus and lean tropical fruits like freshly squeezed lemons, green papaya, and young pineapple. The result is a balanced and refreshing framework of bright acidity and ample minerality.