Amplify Wines, Tempranillo C5 Vineyard 2018Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
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 site in question, a new addition to their lineup, is the C5 Vineyard, planted on a mesa in Santa Ynez and reputed for noteworthy Tempranillo. The wine is inspired by Spanish classics of the same variety – think Rioja or Ribera del Duero -yet retains its modern Cali zip.