Big changes in our sixth year:
In a move to be more environmentally conscious we decided to no longer import liter bottles from Europe and are now bottling in American-made 750ml glass bottles. We have also done away
with the crown cap and are finishing the bottles with glue-free compostable/recyclable corks. The 2018 red wine is a mix of Barbera, Aglianico, Montepulciano, Cinsault, and Carignane from two sites,
both with weathered, pink gravelly alluvium, very low fertility soils (Corning Series). The Barbera comes from the Muller Vineyard while the rest of the varieties come from the Windmill Vineyard, (the Windmill
is on it’s second year of transition to (CCOF) organic farming.). The vineyards are located outside of Woodland (Yolo County; Dunnigan Hills AVA). They are of moderate elevation and it gets quite warm
during the day.
2018 seemed to be back to normal for harvest time versus previous years that had us picking in early August. For the third straight vintage, Barbera is dominant in the blend as it contributes vibrant natural
acidity. Yields were down once again at Windmill due to the organic conversion so we blended in a bit of mixed Rhône varieties for the second straight year.
Fermented with native yeasts at cool temperatures in stainless steel then aged in neutral barrels for five months with no sulfur added. Unfiltered/unfined.