Enfield Wine Company, Fort Ross-Seaview Cabernet Sauvignon Waterhorse Ridge 2018Regular price $75.00 Save $-75.00
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Enfield Wine Company is the passion project of John Lockwood and his wife Amy Seese. Founded in 2010, the project is very young, but despite that has recently started to gain attention nationwide. These are truly some of our favorites from California. John only uses native yeast and the wine is never filtered or cold stabilized. The growers he works with changes from year to year while he continues his relationships with small growers from some of California’s most special heritage sites. His passion is contagious and his energy unwavering.
Waterhorse Ridge is a special vineyard located on a rocky ridge a mere five miles from the Pacific. This site is among the coolest in the California area due to its proximity to the ocean, but is balanced by the volcanic rocky soils and its advantageous afternoon sunlight. The grapes were destemmed, but 20% of the stems were added back. The wine ages for 18 months in different sizes of French oak barrels, 15% of which is new. As John Lockwood said, “The wine is “seductively ripe while maintaining its elegance.”
Ashes & Diamonds, Grand Vin 'No.2' 2015Regular price $110.00 Save $-110.00
Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Franc
At first glance, “Ashes and Diamonds” only brushes the surface of what the winery truly represents. The story—or journey rather—begins in the autumn of 2013 when Kashy Khaledi (son of winemaker Darioush Khaledi) was a creative media executive at Capitol Records, the “ideal job.” In the midst of a lengthy creative stump, Khaledi would often turn to old films for inspiration. He found one that shifted the course of his life—the 50s Polish film Ashes and Diamonds. A dream started to take shape; Khaledi threw himself into researching the viticulture and enology that shaped California’s wine culture. His quest for joint ventures began; he teamed up with Steve Matthiasson and Diana Snowden, farming vineyards in Napa Valley in the pursuit of balanced wine.
Grand Vin #2 comes from the A&D Vineyard in the Oak Knoll District of Napa. A&D is a Bordeaux style blend of the classic Merlot and Cabernet Franc in a seamless marriage of freshness, fruit and minerality. It is aged for 20 months in 35% new French oak barrels and bottled below 14% alcohol, which is almost unheard of these days in California red wines.