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2018 Darkstar

$ 25.00

Climate Positive, 1% for the PlanetNaturally made, dry, sparkling red wine – delicious and refreshing. Black cherries, cinnamon, plum, and white pepper. Blend of high-altitude, self-rooted Syrah and Zinfandel from San Diego County made using only wild yeasts, unfiltered, and with minimal intervention.

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Description

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.

Dry, sparkling red wine made using only wild yeasts, unfiltered, and with minimal intervention. Black cherries, cinnamon, plum, and white pepper. Blend of high-altitude, self-rooted Syrah and Zinfandel from San Diego County.

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