For some time now, we have shared a love of Rhone Valley blends and their domestic counterparts. We wanted to experiment with some completely different varietals by putting our California twist on the beautiful interplay between the bright fruit and mineral characteristics of these blends while still maintaining the rich, fruit focused, layered lusciousness we enjoy. We are fortunate to be working with fruit from the exceptional Shake Ridge Vineyard in Amador County. It is a fantastically well-managed site with a diverse soil composition, producing a wine with an incredible flavor profile and depth.
OUR TASTING NOTES
Our 2018 Mixed Blacks is bursting with bright fruit and exotic spices. Tangy pomegranate, cranberry and lavender mix with hints of white pepper and tarragon to enchant the nose. Constantly evolving, each glass offers a newfound aroma and flavor. Aged in new, light toast French oak and traditional terra cotta Amphora from Italy, these vessels help elevate the aromatics and enhance a powerful, savory and mineral-driven acidity from the rocky Amador County terroir. A long lasting zesty finish leaves you asking for another taste. Thought provoking yet fun, our Mixed Blacks is a quintessential expression of California’s diverse viticulture history.
Aged 18 months in 65% new French oak
Bottled unfiltered and unfined
Grenache 55% • Syrah 22% • Petite Sirah 15% • Mourvedre 6% • Viognier 2%
240 cases produced
Available in Three-Pack (three 750 ml bottles) or Magnum (1.5 liters)