“Abandoned Meander” Cuvée Zero

Region: Russian River Valley
Grape: 2021 – 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot 2020 – Merlot
Vineyard: Las Cimas Vineyard, 800ft elevation, steep east facing hillside
Soil: colluvial rocky, gravelly loam derived from sandstone and schist
Vines: 25 years, bilateral cordon training
Farming: in conversion to organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 2021 – whole cluster fermentation 10-12 days 2020 – destemmed, spontaneous fermentation in polyethylene with indigenous yeasts, malolactic fermentation
Aging: 2021 – 20 months in flextanks on lees 2020 – 10 months in barriques on lees
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

“A label uniquely dedicated to vineyards that are going the way of the dodo, never to be seen again, being ripped out or replanted, or in this case [2021] – a wine that chose a drastically different path than what might normally be desired yet still managed to turn out incredible in its own way.” Evan