Amplify Wines, "Subliminal" Cabernet Sauvignon 2020Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
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.
Their vision was to craft a Cabernet Sauvignon made in a style almost forgotten in California – a “humble table wine” that speaks of its origins and brightens a weekday. Made from old vines grown in two different vineyards (Rancho Arroyo Perdido and Giff), this wine is aged 9 months in neutral oak. Its 1970’s California winemaking tradition is underscored by use of native yeasts, natural malolactic fermentation, limited additions of SO2, and no fining or filtration.