100%Valdiguié, ShellCreek Vineyard, Paso Robles Highlands District
140 cases, bottled February 2021
A beautiful color, electric and intensely vibrant, almost neon purple. The fruits are tart and refreshing: wild strawberries, underripe blueberries. A sweet spice element (cardamom) juxtaposes sharp floral notes of hibiscus. There’s a surprising amount of tannin here, present but not forceful.
From the Sinton family’s Shell Creek Vineyard, this wine was fermented in the Nouveau-style of Beaujolais: carbonic fermentation and short aging to produce a bright, cheerful, and highly quaffable wine in celebration of the recent harvest. Drink now.