Organic and biodynamic
Petit Verdot, Merlot and Zinfandel
I talked about the field blend white above so the white wine would be lonely without a red version. Paul Martung, our wine maker, Mike DeGaris, my wine consultant, sat with me last year and considered the harmony of various barrels in the cellar. I had to scope a red that had a common thread of our winemaking style to differentiate it from other winemakers. Here it is.
Stewed plum, some eucalypt forest and some fig jam. “Surprise Surprise” as Gomer Pile (USMC) would say – its wine.
An exotic nose, reminiscent of the Lindemans St George in the early 1980’s that divided the wine world, but certainly a statement.
The charm is the flavour, not heavy like you would anticipate, soft with that undertone of stewed fruits.
To keep the wine and watch it change won’t give any benefit. It’s for now or a couple of years, it’s so vibrant it jumps out of the glass.