Matthiasson, Viognier Late Harvest Napa Valley 2015Regular price $45.00 Save $-45.00
Coming from the Matthiasson family out of Napa Valley in California and long-time winemaking favorites of Hart & Cru. This is a one-of-a-kind bottling as it utilizes extra Viognier grapes from one of Steve's vineyard clients. The fruit was left to raisin on its own in the field, harvested, and fermented whole cluster by jumping up and down the fruit to let out enough juice to start a fermentation. When the fermentation stopped naturally, the grapes were pressed, and the juice aged naturally for 3 years. With no sulfite addtion, the juice was able to oxidize naturally, allowing a small amount of vinegar to develop, boosting the acidity. It was bottled unfiltered. Just 95 cases were produced; a Viognier Vin Santo.
Mixtape White, Amplify Wines 2020Regular price $27.00 Save $-27.00
Variety: Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Viognier
Cameron and Marlen Porter, a husband and wife team born and raised in Santa Barbara County. The exploration, and elevation of this growing region has been their life's work. They first bonded over a shared love for wine and music, and Amplify is a natural extension of this marriage between their two greatest passions. As winemakers, they seek to amplify the voice of site and enhance the most singular characteristics of a given vineyard, marrying a sense of place with a sense of style. They believe in: native yeast fermentations; neutral vessels for fermentation and aging; no additions of any kind except for minimum effective sulfur dioxide; and farming that seeks to establish a healthy ecosystem, enhancing and supporting the natural characteristics of a given place. They embrace the happy accident, letting intuition guide our hand, with their creative spirit and palates as their primary tools.
The 2020 Mixtape White brings together Chenin Blanc, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Viognier. This vintage has a touch less sweetness than the previous. Mixtape is all about the winemaking and blending; half of the Chenin Blanc and all of the Riesling were fermented until dry. All of the fruit spent two hours on their skins to impart texture and more aromatics. It has substance and complexity. The fruit is organically farmed with no filtering or fining.