Monterrey, Mendocino, El Dorado & Amador Counties, California
85% Mourvèdre, 10% Syrah & 5% Grenache
For reds, 2017 threw us into unfamiliar territory, and we fought like hell to produce the best wine possible. This required us to put on modern winemaking hats -- some fermentations were restarted, some volatility cleaned up and removed, and then nearly everything was blended together and filtered. Our 2017 Unfamiliar is an emotional wine. It is a blend of 100% of the following vineyards: Shake Ridge Ranch, Rodnick Farm (formerly Antle), both Skinner vineyards, Rosewood, Wonderment Rd., Alder Springs, and Brosseau. The final wine, the 2017 Unfamiliar, brings aromatic healing, salvation, and redemption.
Have you ever listened to The Devil Went Down to Georgia? Really, really listened to it?
The devil confronts young Johnny and makes a wager with him for a fiddle of gold against his soul in an old timey fiddle duel. The devil goes first and unleashes deep, demonic funky lines, and lays down some nasty grooves.
Instead of surrendering and losing his soul, Johnny jumps up and caws, “Fire on the mountain run boys run!" while delivering some blistering fiddle of his own.
Defeated, the devil, hands over the golden fiddle, and Johnny triumphantly belts out, "Devil, just come on back if you ever wanna try again, I done told you once, you son of a b****, I'm the best there´s ever been!”
The Unfamiliar is light red, and drinks like an exotic cross between our Familiar and Especial Mourvèdre wines. You may never see this wine from us again so buy and drink with gusto! -Winemaker's Notes