Eric and Joel on this wine: �It was a really fun challenge to make a red wine that is perfect for a can. Our goal was to make a feather-weight red that is satisfying and perfect to drink ice cold. A little sparkle makes it super lively on the palate.�
Grapes & Vineyards in 2021:
29% Zinfandel from Gary Venturi, Glass House, Eaglepoint Vineyards, all Mendocino, practicing organic
24% Grenache from Eaglepoint, Mendocino, practicing organic
20% Valdigui� from Frei, Green Valley Solano and Anselmo, Suisun Valley, practicing organic
19% Carignan from Frei, Green Valley Solano and Gary Venturi , Mendocino, practicing organic
8% Counoise from Eaglepoint, Mendocino, practicing organic
Making of: �2021 was a drought year where red grapes had very small berries; this made it challenging to make a light red wine. We used the classic Jules Chauvet version of the carbonic maceration method where the tank is drained of juice daily for most of the lots in this wine � there is really no juice contact with the skins or the stems and the resulting wine is a pure carbonic maceration. This style creates a light wine that doesn�t show the green notes you would otherwise taste. 10ppm SO2 was added after digging out and pressing the tanks and an additional 10ppm was added three weeks before bottling. 25% of this blend was aged in oak, creating a nice balance of warm tones and crunchy fruit,� Joel explains.