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PAST WINES

2013 AMERIKANISCHEN KOBOLD (RIESLING)

Kick-On Ranch is located ten miles east of the Pacific Ocean in Santa Barbara. Constant winds have created a unique series of sand dunes in which the Riesling vines are planted. The wine is fermented in a combination of neutral puncheon and stainless steel. It is fermented dry and undergoes full malolactic conversion. 10.21% ABV

(167 Cases Produced) 786990

2014 SUSPIRO DEL MORO (ALVARELHÃO)

This unlikely Iberian grape has somehow found a home in Alta Mesa, a sub-appellation of Lodi. The grapes are fermented entirely in whole clusters; stems provide nutrients for fermentation and the percentage of partial carbonic maceration gives the wine a lift. After twenty days on the skins, the wine is pressed off and aged in stainless steel for eight months before bottling. 13.12 ABV

(767 Cases Produced) 786994

2014 FAUFRELUCHES (GEWÜRZTRAMINER)

Grapes for this cuvée come from Hill Family vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Early harvesting and the cool climate catches this grape right before opulent fruit takes over. The wine is fermented on its skins for about a week with occasional punchdowns to extract phenolics. The resulting wine is aged in neutral barrel for a year before bottling. 13.5% ABV

(134 Cases Produced) 786992

2014 SAN HERCURMER DELLE FRECCE (BARBERA)

Shake Ridge vineyard is located in Amador in the Sierra Foothills. Soils here are iron rich and volcanic in origin. Up to 80% of the vineyard is rocks including quartz, basalt, shale and soapstone. The wine was fermented in 500L puncheons with complete stem inclusion. After a year in neutral oak it was bottled without finning nor filtration. 13.82% ABV

(225Cases Produced) 786995