2016 Hallowed Ground Red Wine
Where we stand is so much more than soil. This is Hallowed Ground, a silent, solemn legacy of determination and tenderness. Combined with grit and endurance, and faith in spite of it all. We call them Heritage vineyards, because they stand in testament to those grandfathers and great-grandfathers who, as far back as 1850, brought their vines to California in search of a new beginning and a sustainable way of life.
These dry-farmed vineyards produce extraordinary little fruit. Each and every vine is hand-tended in a centuries old tradition. But love is love, and passion is greater than profit. These farmers have taught their children to fulfill on a promise: Protect and nurture these vineyards against all odds. And generation after generation, the vineyards continue to repay them with intense and lively fruit. The commitment these families have made to such a hardscrabble life can be likened to the vines themselves: The young may defy all expectations, but the strength and determination of the old are to be revered. Here, many sacrifices have been made. This wine is our tribute to the memory of them.
Deep aromas of boysenberry and bing cherries accented by notes of mocha, orange peel, anise and bbq rub. Flavors of blackberry cobbler, vanilla, white pepper. Soft, balanced, ripe tannins with great balance and freshness across the finish.