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2020 Nouveau

2020 Nouveau
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100% Valdiguié

Shell Creek Vineyards

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.

90 pts - Wine Enthusiast, Editors' Choice