You mashed a Super Tuscan with punk rock? Fuck yeah, we did.
This is our love ballad to the rebellious Tuscan winemakers of the 1970s who threw up their middle fingers to the DOC and DOCG and started shaking up the possibilities of what could be blended into their wines. Italy has many classification systems that oftentimes restrict winemakers into only using select varieties in their wine blends or risk being labeled a "Vino da Tavola," which is the bottom rung of the Italian wine hierarchy.
But sometime in the 1970s, a bunch of Tuscan winemakers said "fuck that," and started blending French varieties like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in with their juicy Sangiovese. Gasp! While there was initially controversy and opposition to this breaking from tradition, once the people started tasting the wines, shit changed pretty quickly. After these wines blew up in popularity domestically and internationally, the Italians decided to embrace them and gave them a cool ass name: "Super Tuscan."
And given our expertise with both Bordeaux and Italian varieties, we thought to ourselves, should we try making a Super Tuscan? Fuck yeah, we should.
Like any good Tuscan-style wine, the backbone of this blend is Sangiovese. In this case, ours comes from the Siletto-Wheeler Ranch in San Benito County. Sangiovese is such a delicious grape. Vibrant red fruit flavors like cherry and raspberry combine with mouthwatering acidity that creates juicy wines that are perfect for drinking with or without food. But it's the Cabernet Sauvignon that puts the "Super" in this Super Tuscan-style blend. It lends depth, structure, and those dark, dark fruit flavors.
Medium-bodied, with a fun and vibrant red hue shimmering in the glass, this wine erupts with a gorgeous maraschino cherry and chocolate aromas. Enough fucking around, let's get this in your mouth. Juicy cherry and raspberry flavors take the forefront, backed by blackberry and cassis notes that intertwine seamlessly. A little bit of Barbera and Négrette adds another layer of acidity, cranberry and plum flavor, and earthiness. With a one-two punch of red and black fruit flavors, subtle tannins, and a salacious finish, each sip will leave you thinking one thing: fuck yeah.
This label draws inspiration from old punk rock show flyers and art from the early 1980s, using ransom note typography that we painstakingly cut out of magazines to bring to life our reckless optimism.