Folk Machine White Light 2020
This is the 6th iteration of the Bright White by the talented Kenny Likitprakong of the Hobo Wine Company. Kenny has his hands in wine all over California and produces no fewer than 6 different brands. His goal with Bright White has always been to make a wine that is fresh but intregining, with layers of multiple grapes complementing one another. The 2020 is 51% Tocai Friulano from Mendocino which brings a salty richness, 22% Riesling and 22% Verdelho for lifted aromatics, and 5% Sauvignon Blanc to provide leaness. Each is fermented individually so the perfect combination can be determined in the blending stage. One wiff and you’ll understand why this wine was recently one of Eric Asimov’s 20 Wines Under $20 picks.