We started our winery because we wanted to provide a different experience: different grapes, different winemaking styles, different blends and a different level of interaction with our customers. We seek out small lots of interesting grapes from vineyards in Amador County and surrounding areas. By interesting, we mean grape varietals that most people never heard of, let alone tasted. Of course, we make wines from more recognized varietals too. We just do them differently.
We're the first to admit that we're not for everyone. We are for the more adventurous wine lover who seeks out something new and novel. We're also for those who want to be involved in the wines they drink. We want to include our club members in the decision making process and allow them to help shape our wines of the future.
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2021 Grenache Blanc
A unique version of this popular Rhône varietal focusing on a more European approach. Ours is aged on the lees for over 6 months to add richness and complexity. Minimally filtered, this wine has a bit of spritz initially with an elegant fruit finish.
We fermented 70% of our Cinsaut as a light red wine, 30% as a white then blended them together to create a light colored, light bodied, but full flavored rosé style wine. Our Cinsaut is full of rose and strawberry aromatics yet has firm acids and subtle tannins to round out the wine.
2022 Gamay Noir
We made our 2022 Gamay in the 'claret' style with just a few days skin contact to showcase the balance of earthiness and fruitiness that is Gamay. The wine is complex, yet approachable and versatile.
Temprano is a rustic blend of old-school varietals from the Iberian peninsula. Whole cluster, manually crushed Tinta Amarela and Grenache are blended with a field blend of Tempranillo and Grenache to create a fresh, fruity wine with complex aromatics and vibrant tannins.
Ravendel is our unique spin on a local favorite: Zinfandel. We hand picked each cluster and then decided to co-ferment with a small amount of Muscat skins. Lychee aromatics combine with bright fruit, balanced acids and light tannins to make this juicy red.
Conspiracy is our annual 'uniquely us' robust red blend. For our 2022 blend, we used whole cluster and manually crushed Aglianico combined with a rich and spicy Zinfandel. The result is a full bodied, highly aromatic and very complex wine with ample tannins and black cherry notes.
A blend of two ancient Basque varietals -Tannat and Cabernet Franc, this wine is dense and chewy with ample tannins for tannin lovers. It's rich with blueberry fruit from Tannat and spicy, forest aromatics from the Franc.
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