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2020 Grenache Nouveau

 

 

 

Sandy loam with granite and quartz

 

 

 

 

Highlands of Santa Barbara

 

Santa Barbara County

Production: 214 cases

ABV: 13%

Blend: 100% Grenache

Èlevage: 2 months

Winemaking:

A native carbonic fermentation in tank with 5 weeks post fermentation èlevage in stainless steel.

2020 Grenache Nouveau

Sandy loam with granite and quartz

Highlands of Santa Barbara

 

Santa Barbara County

Production: 214 cases

ABV: 13%

Blend: 100% Grenache

Èlevage: 2 months

Winemaking:

A native carbonic fermentation in tank with 5 weeks post fermentation èlevage in stainless steel.

2020 Rosé of Grenache & Mourvédre

 

 

Decomposed granite, gneiss, and clay

 

 

 

 

Sierra Madre Mountainscape

 

Santa Barbara County

Production: 899 cases

ABV: 12.1%

Blend: 70% Grenache, 30% Mourvédre

Èlevage: 11 weeks

Winemaking:

The two varietals were harvested and vinified separately and completed a long, slow, cool primary fermentation to retain aromatics. Upon completion of primary, the two wines were racked together for a further five weeks before bottling.

2020 Rosé of Grenache & Mourvédre

Decomposed granite, gneiss, and clay

Sierra Madre Mountainscape

 

Santa Barbara County

Production: 899 cases

ABV: 12.1%

Blend: 70% Grenache, 30% Mourvédre

Èlevage: 11 weeks

Winemaking:

The two varietals were harvested and vinified separately and completed a long, slow, cool primary fermentation to retain aromatics. Upon completion of primary, the two wines were racked together for a further five weeks before bottling.

2019 Chardonnay

 

 

Fossilised seabed with sand and clay loam

 

Santa Maria Valley & Santa Rita Hills

 

Santa Maria Valley

Production: 1,382 cases

ABV: 12.5%

Èlevage: 6 months

Winemaking:

Native fermentation in neutral wood. Battonage once a week for the first month to add texture, mouthfeel and enhance minerality.

2019 Chardonnay

Fossilised seabed with sand and clay loam

 

Santa Maria Valley & Santa Rita Hills

 

Santa Maria Valley

Production: 1,382 cases

ABV: 12.5%

Èlevage: 6 months

Winemaking:

Native fermentation in neutral wood. Battonage once a week for the first month to add texture, mouthfeel and enhance minerality.

2018 Sauvignon Blanc

 

Shale, alluvial deposit and sand

 

Los Olivos District

 

Santa Barbara County

Production: 654 cases

ABV: 12.3%

Èlevage: 11 months

Winemaking:

2 sites: fermented separately. Cool, slow fermentation in stainless, sur lie for 9 months, married together and raised in stainless for a further 2 moons. No MLF.

2018 Sauvignon Blanc

Shale, alluvial deposit and sand

 

Los Olivos District

 

Santa Barbara County

Production: 654 cases

ABV: 12.3%

Èlevage: 11 months

Winemaking:

2 sites: fermented separately. Cool, slow fermentation in stainless, sur lie for 9 months, married together and raised in stainless for a further 2 moons. No MLF.

2019 Cabernet Franc

 

 

Desert ocean, sandstone and granite.

 

 

 

 

Highlands of Santa Barbara and Happy Canyon

 

 

 

Santa Barbara County

Production: 281 cases

ABV: 13.7%

Èlevage: 10 months

Winemaking:

100% de-stemmed fruit, native ferment with gentle hand-pigeage twice daily during primary fermentation. Aged in neutral french barrique for 10 months.

2019 Cabernet Franc

Desert ocean, sandstone and granite

 

Highlands of Santa Barbara and Happy Canyon

 

Santa Barbara County

Production: 281 cases

ABV: 13.7%

Èlevage: 10 months

Winemaking:

100% de-stemmed fruit, native ferment with gentle hand-pigeage twice daily during primary fermentation. Aged in neutral french barrique for 10 months.

2019 Pinot Noir

 

 

Volcanic, granite and riverstone

 

Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande and Santa Maria Valley

 

Central Coast

Production: 2023 cases

ABV: 13.1%

Èlevage: 11 months

Winemaking:

Winemaking: Three sites, harvested and vinified separately. The Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande sites were fermented de-stemmed; the Santa Maria Valley site fermented with 20% whole cluster. The wines were aged as single-vineyard lots for 11 months in neutral 59gal barrique, before coming together in tank one moon before bottling. Notes of forest floor, juniper, bramble, rose and cerise abound. Finishes bright and long, with just a hint of salinity.

2019 Pinot Noir

Volcanic, granite and riverstone

 

Edna Valley, Arroyo Grande and Santa Maria Valley

 

Central Coast

Production: 2023 cases

ABV: 13.1%

Èlevage: 11 months

Winemaking:

Three sites, harvested and vinified separately. The Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande sites were fermented de-stemmed; the Santa Maria Valley site fermented with 20% whole cluster. The wines were aged as single-vineyard lots for 11 months in neutral 59gal barrique, before coming together in tank one moon before bottling. Notes of forest floor, juniper, bramble, rose and cerise abound. Finishes bright and long, with just a hint of salinity.

2018 Grenache + Syrah

 

Ancient seabed, decomposed granite and clay

 

Los Alamos Valley, Los Olivos District, Happy Canyon

 

Santa Ynez Valley

Production: 692 cases

ABV: 14.5%

Blend: Grenache 60%, Syrah 40%

Èlevage: 11 months

Winemaking:

Each site vinified and aged separately, and raised in neutral 59gal barrique for 11 months. The four lots were racked together one (new) moon before bottling. 20% whole cluster.

2018 Grenache + Syrah

Ancient seabed, decomposed granite and clay

 

Los Alamos Valley, Los Olivos District, Happy Canyon

 

Santa Ynez Valley

Production: 627 cases

ABV: 14.4%

Blend: Grenache 60%, Syrah 40%

Èlevage: 15 months

Winemaking:

The Grenache was fermented 40% whole cluster, whilst the Syrah was made by carbonic maceration. The wines aged separately in neutral french barrique before coming together in barrel.

2018 Merlot

Clay loam, serpentine and cobblestone

 

Happy Canyon

 

Santa Ynez Valley

Production: 296 cases

ABV: 14.1%

Blend – 93% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot

Èlevage: 11 months

Winemaking:

From one site in Happy Canyon; the Merlot and Petit Verdot were harvested separately and both vinified 100% destemmed. Each was aged separately in neutral 59gal barrique, and racked together one (new) moon before bottling.

2018 Merlot

Clay loam, serpentine and cobblestone

 

Happy Canyon

 

Santa Ynez Valley

Production: 296 cases

ABV: 14.1%

Blend – 93% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot

Èlevage: 11 months

Winemaking:

From one site in Happy Canyon; the Merlot and Petit Verdot were harvested separately and both vinified 100% destemmed. Each was aged separately in neutral 59gal barrique, and racked together one (new) moon before bottling.

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

Ancient seabed, decomposed granite and clay

 

Happy Canyon

 

Santa Ynez Valley

Production: 971 cases

ABV: 14.3%

Èlevage: 11 months

Winemaking:

Three distinct Cabernet clones from a single site in Happy Canyon. Each clone was harvested separately and vinified 100% destemmed. Èlevage was in neutral 59gal barrique, with the three lots being racked together one (new) moon before bottling.

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Ancient seabed, decomposed granite and clay

 

Happy Canyon

 

Santa Ynez Valley

Production: 971 cases

ABV: 14.3%

Èlevage: 11 months

Winemaking:

Three distinct Cabernet clones from a single site in Happy Canyon. Each clone was harvested separately and vinified 100% destemmed. Èlevage was in neutral 59gal barrique, with the three lots being racked together one (new) moon before bottling.

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, RESERVE COLLECTION

Fine clay loam, serpentine and cobbles

 

Happy Canyon

 

Santa Barbara County

Production: 48 cases

ABV: 14.5%

Èlevage: 36 months

Winemaking:

Single clone of Cabernet Sauvignon was farmed by hand, gently destemmed and whole-berry fermented. Aged in neutral french barrique for 36 months, bottled in November 2019.

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, RESERVE COLLECTION

Fine clay loam, serpentine and cobbles

Happy Canyon

Santa Barbara County

Production: 48 cases

ABV: 14.5%

Èlevage: 36 months

Winemaking:

Single clone of Cabernet Sauvignon was farmed by hand, gently destemmed and whole-berry fermented. Aged in neutral french barrique for 36 months, bottled in November 2019.

2018 GSM, RESERVE COLLECTION

Alluvial, volcanic and quartzite

 

Los Olivos District, Los Alamos Valley and Happy Canyon

 

Santa Barbara County

Production: 280 cases

ABV: 14.3%

Èlevage: 11 months

Winemaking:

This wine comprises 34% Grenache, 33% Syrah and 33% Mourvedre. Each varietal was vinified separately, with the Syarh enjoying 100% whole cluster fermentation. Aged in neutral french barrique for 11 months.

2018 GSM, RESERVE COLLECTION

Alluvial, volcanic and quartzite

Los Olivos District, Los Alamos Valley and Happy Canyon

Santa Barbara County

Production: 280 cases

ABV: 14.3%

Èlevage: 11 months

Winemaking:

This wine comprises 34% Grenache, 33% Syrah and 33% Mourvedre. Each varietal was vinified separately, with the Syarh enjoying 100% whole cluster fermentation. Aged in neutral french barrique for 11 months.

2018 Pinot Noir, RESERVE COLLECTION

Fine sandy loam over riverbed cobbles

 

Rancho Tepusquet

 

Santa Maria Valley

Production: 49 cases

ABV: 13.5%

Èlevage: 11 months

Winemaking:

A combination of own-rooted Martini clone, Benedict clone and Dijon clones 113, 114 and 115. These two sites were vinified and aged separately, with 20% whole cluster inclusion. 11 months èlevage in neutral 59gal barrique.

2018 Pinot Noir, RESERVE COLLECTION

Fine sandy loam over riverbed cobbles

Rancho Tepusquet

Santa Maria Valley

Production: 49 cases

ABV: 13.5%

Èlevage: 11 months

Winemaking:

A combination of own-rooted Martini clone, Benedict clone and Dijon clones 113, 114 and 115. These two sites were vinified and aged separately, with 20% whole cluster inclusion. 11 months èlevage in neutral 59gal barrique.

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