contains one bottle each:
2019 The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, Red Wine, Sierra Foothills
Influenced by Beaujolais nouveau-style wines, this is 2019 vintage red wine from the Sierra Foothills spent just three months in barrel and was bottled with minimal filtration to preserve the bright, fresh characteristics. So why is this sooo good? Start with the beautiful color. Next, soak in its big, bursting aromas of raspberry, pomegranate, hints of vanilla, brown sugar, and rich leather. Drink it already!... Yeah, you see what we're talking about now? Bright, fresh, flavors of cherry, strawberry cobbler, rhubarb pie, graham cracker (basically, all the good shit), with hints of tobacco, and iced tea. This elegant wine is light in body, but concentrated in flavor, with a curvaceous mouthfeel and a finish so smooth you'll call it Marvin Gaye.
2018 Somewhere Out On That Horizon, Red Wine, Mendocino County, Fox Hill Vineyard
This Italian blend brings our old friends Primitivo and Sangiovese back to the table along with a new guest, Negroamaro – a southern Italian grape whose name translates to “black” and “bitter." It gives this wine notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and stout. Primitivo, otherwise known as the alter-ego of Zinfandel, lends flavors of ripe blackberries and blueberries, while the Sangiovese adds great acidity and notes of red fruit. The grapes are sourced from Fox Hill Vineyard, a small 60-acre parcel located 8 miles north of the town of Hopland along the banks of the upper Russian River. Planted between 700 and 1,400 feet, owners/managers Lowell and Barbara Stone have devoted the entire property to Italian and Port varietals like Dolcetto, Sangiovese, Montepulciano, and Tocai Friulano. The vineyard's gravelly loam soil consistently produces well-structured wines with high-quality fruit from low-yielding vines.
2018 SRR, Red Wine, Sierra Foothills
If you’ve been following along, our love for Spanish Rioja is no secret and Tempranillo is something we just can’t quit. Full in body, with the perfect amount of tannin, and juicy red fruit flavors, Tempranillo is really fun to work with. Especially when paired with Graciano, another Spanish grape we use to add deep, dark color and beautiful aromatics. SRR was aged for 16 months in neutral oak. This longer aging was done to soften the big, bold tannins that Tempranillo is known for. With a bit of time in barrel, the tannins are fully ripe and frame this wine beautifully. The bold fruit commands palate, with incredible layers and complexity – we're talking mixed berries, chocolate-covered coffee beans, vanilla, and nutmeg...want to try some yet?
2018 Falling For You, Red Wine, Napa Valley
We’re switching things up and letting Merlot take the stage this time around. Hailing from Napa Valley, 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Sauvignon marry into a tempestuous blend. These alluring grapes spent about 8 months in 75% used and 25% new French Oak. The Merlot is from the Krupp Hardman Vineyard, perched at the very base of Atlas Peak. The Cabernet Sauvignon is from Temple Ranch, just east of the Silverado Trail in Pope Valley, dazzling us with small berries that have rich, concentrated fruit flavors. We employed a little extended maceration on all the fruit to intensify color, flavor, and tannin structure. Extended maceration is when the seeds and skins of the grape are left in contact with the juice for a longer period of time after fermentation. Think of a teabag steeping...and steeping and steeping.
2018 High Hopes, Red Wine, Russian River Valley
This 2018 red blend is dangerously drinkable. To make this nihilistic masterpiece, we went to the Russian River Valley and sourced Merlot from Wood Road Vineyard's 24-year-old blocks. Comprising 95% of this blend, we love Merlot for its body, soft tannins, and its range of flavors, which we'll get to. As a complement, Bertus found this killer Malbec from the Saureel Vineyard in the Sierra Foothills. Medium in body with a sexy scarlet hue, we're really stoked with how pretty this wine looks. It smells even better with fresh herbalicious (it's a word, google it) aromas blooming out of the glass. In your mouth, it's all about the bright, exuberant red fruit with punchy flavors of cherry and raspberry joined by notes of rosemary and sage. This is a Pinot lover's Merlot blend and we're happy to drink this all day until they come to arrest us.
2018 Fast & Loose, Red Wine, California
We're taking it back to the 1970s when loose cannon detectives drove fast cars, had long sideburns, and always got their man. Fast & Loose plays by its own rules, creating a high-speed, wild ride that's sure to piss off the entire department. New to our cast is Teroldego, an Italian grape that lends some amazingly purple color and spice to this ensemble. To really mix things up, we also have Pinot Gris and Roussanne working undercover to add the perfect amount of acidity. Combined with the other varietals, this wine beams with elegant blackberry, plum, chocolate, a bit of coffee (because, of course), and just the right amount of tannins. We promise you'll want to bring this wine in for questioning.