2018 Darkstar

$ 25.00

Sparkling Red

Appellation: San Diego County, Warner Springs
Vineyard: Orrin Vineyard, 3300 feet, Alluvial decomposed granite
Varieties: 49% Syrah, 51% Zinfandel; self-rooted
Harvest: Syrah on August 23, 2018; Zinfandel on September 5, 2018
Fermentation: Wild Yeast and Malolactic
Alcohol: 12.1%
Production: 90 cases

Tasting Notes
Black cherries, cinnamon, plum, and white pepper. Dry. Tingly bubbles. Recommend serving at 38 °F.

Winemaker’s Notes
Clusters de-stemmed into small open-top bins. Whole berry, wild yeast and malolactic fermentation. Twice daily punch downs. Pressed after five days – combination of free-run and press fractions used. Wines combined at press, and fermentation finished in Charmat tank without addition of sugar or yeast – all carbonation comes from the natural, primary fermentation. No acidulation or other “corrections”. Cold settled, and bottled unfiltered off gross lees on 3/20/2019.

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