A Tribute to Grace Rosé of Grenache 2018
Angela Osborne is a New Zealand born winemaker who moved to California in 2006 with the dream of making Grenache. She connects deeply with this single vineyard old-vine Grenache grown at 3200ft. and uses biodynamic principles to convert the energy of the land into this graceful rosé. Angela foot treads the whole-cluster fruit before fermentation and to extract colour for this Rosé, packed with delicate floral and stone fruit flavours with bright acidity and an herbal, anise-tinged finish.
Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel 2018
A beautiful, deep ruby in the glass with purple hues. This Zinfandel is saturated with flavours of red berries and cranberries on both the nose and the palate. Laced with a hint of savoury herb in the background, the traditional tones of juniper lead to a full and ripe finish, while 12 months of ageing in two year old barrels wraps the wine in spicy oak and a touch of vanilla wafer.
Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2018
Bright citrus notes, white flower, nuances of dried apricot and hints of flint. Palate is energetic with acidity and tension balanced with flavors of orchard fruit and almond, finishing long and bright. 100% French Oak, 18% new, for 11 months. Aged for three months on lees in stainless steel tanks prior to bottling.
Lo-Fi Santa Barbara County Chardonnay 2018
Hand harvested and sustainably grown; Whole cluster pressed to tank. Settled 48 hours prior to racking to barrel and concrete amphora. Fermented on the native yeasts, followed by partial malolactic by naturally occurring bacteria. No sulfur used at pressing. Quite an elegant delicately buttery style of Chardonnay. Not about oak, just nice mouth filling texture with a good line of citrus keeping the wine lifted.
ORGANIC / BIODYNAMIC / NATURAL
Lo-Fi Santa Barbara County Malbec 2018
The 2018 Santa Barbara County Malbec is hand-harvested, foot-crushed, whole-cluster fruit vinified in neutral barrels with native yeasts, almost no sulfur, and no additives. Aging is done for 8 months in 100% French oak barrels (4 years old). Fuller medium-bodied, dry. Purple in the glass with a nose of kirsch, flowers, and black olive. The full yet structured palate shows brambleberry and plums. Finishes with notes of oak and mint over balanced acids & tannins.