contains one bottles each:
2020 Forever Baby, Rosé, California
For this year's Rosé, we put the spotlight on Grenache for its lovely citrus notes and strawberry flavors. This particular fruit came from the Saureel Vineyard, which sits about 1,500 feet above sea level. Next, we added Cinsaut from the homies at Snows Crossing Vineyard, which is a grape we love for its beautiful aromatics. Lastly, we completed the blend with our forever loves Mourvèdre and Counoise. Now if you're looking for one word to sum Forever Baby up, it's sexy. A flirtatious perfume of rose petals, fresh strawberry, and lemon zest drips out of the glass. In your mouth, it's light, crisp, and refreshing, with sensuous flavors of strawberry candy, freshly peeled grapefruit, raspberry sorbet, and jasmine. And you better call up Sting, because this tantric finish lasts FOREVER.
2019 Angels With Dirty Faces, White Wine, California
Sauvignon Blanc might be one of the more mainstream varieties out there, but don’t let that fool you. There’s nothing mainstream about this wine. Prior to blending, most of the Sauvignon Blanc was aged for twelve months in a mix of new and neutral French oak. Another portion was aged in stainless steel and went through a spontaneous partial malolactic fermentation (we dare you to say that three times). But that’s not even the coolest part. Staying true to our punk-rock mindset, we cut in some foot-stomped skin-fermented Viognier to add a bit more texture and round out the Sauvignon Blanc’s brisk acidity. So, what’s the wine like? Well, for starters, the aromatics are ON. FUCKING. POINT. We’re talkin’ green melon, pineapple, candied jalapeno, jasmine and a hint of almond. On the palate, this wine turns things up a notch with some creamy pineapple upside-down cake vibes, banana Laffy Taffy and a hint of melon.
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. Because of this, there will be sediment inside each bottle from the winemaking process that tells you it is legit. At the core of this lighter-bodied red wine is 60% Pinot Noir, supported by 26% Cinsault, 13% Valdigué, and 1% Mourvèdre. This is our first time working with Valdiguié, which was once fairly popular in California and referred to as "Napa Gamay" until 1980 when genetic testing proved it wasn't. 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.
2019 Middle Finger, Red Wine, Amador County, Shake Ridge Vineyard
The moment you've been waiting for.
Middle Finger is about embracing what matters while telling everything that doesn’t to get fucked. And honestly, we couldn’t think of a better way to cap off a year like 2020. So for this wine, we dreamt harder and went bigger than we ever have before. It’s like every moment in our 6-year history lead up to this. A blend of 95% Barbera, 3% Primitivo, and 2% Graciano, we challenged Bertus and our winemaking team to make the best Italian blend on the planet...and they delivered. We love Barbera’s chill tannins and high acidity, the combination of which makes luscious, succulent wines that we can, and do, drink all day. Now it’s time to flex. A shimmery shade of garnet in color, with aromas of herbal cherry, violets in bloom, and maraschino cherry, the foreplay on this wine is fucking wild. In your mouth, it’s like a strawberry gusher (remember those?!), with tart strawberry, blue Icee (or those?), and creamy vanilla bean flavors balanced by mouthwatering acidity and a finish that JUST. DOES. NOT. QUIT. We’ll fuck with this wine any day.