Style
Red
Type

Still

Winemaker

Sam Smith

Appellation

Monterey

Varieties

Grenache, Syrah, Tempranillo

Viticulture

The grapes are sourced from vineyards around Monterey County, from vines that are 20 years old on average. The grapes are hand harvested each season, with 3.5 tons/acre harvested on average.

Soil

The soil is comprised of sandy & shaly loam.

Vinification

At the winery, the grapes are destemmed and gently pressed to start the fermentation. A mix of 50% selected yeast and 50% ambient yeast is used during fermentation, which lasts 8 days. Throughout this time the wine is maintained in small, open-top tanks with regular punch downs that are performed by hand. Total Sulfite count is 20 mg/L. There is minimal filtration and no fining prior to aging.

Aging

The wine is aged for 10 months in 60 gallon French oak barrels, and an additional 4-10 months in bottle prior to release.

Features

Screw cap

Available Sizes (L)

0.75

Shelf Talkers

Tech Sheets

Tasting Note

A rich ruby red color, highlighted with purple edges. Raspberry jam, cedar, and fig paste aromas jump out of the glass. The wine is medium-bodied with soft tannins, offering a mouthful of brableberry and black cherry.