Mixtape Red, Amplify Wines 2020Regular price $23.00 Save $-23.00
Variety: Merlot, Grenache Blanc, Refosco, Sangiovese, and Tempranillo
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 Red is a fun blend of Merlot, Grenache Blanc, Refosco, Sangiovese, and Tempranillo. Mixtape is all about the winemaking and blending; the Grenache Blanc and Refosco get just a couple hours of skin contact. The other fruits are fermented to dryness, and this vintage sees a little bit of stem inclusion. The fruit is all organically farmed and we highly recommend this bottled chilled. So is the wine a red, a rosé, or an orange wine? You decide!