Railsback Freres, Roman Ceremony Cabernet Sauvignon 2020Regular price $35.00 Save $-35.00
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
The story of two brothers: even while still in high school, Eric was already collecting bottles of prized top dollar Burgundy and Chablis, hiding them under his bed when he started college. Lyle’s quest for knowledge landed him in Austria where he met one of his most important friends in the industry, sommelier Rajat Parr. After a decade of restaurant work, Eric returned to Santa Barbara to start his own project, Lieu Dit, inspired by the Loire. Older brother Lyle had also worn many hats in the industry, ultimately landing a job for one of the most esteemed importers Kermit Lynch, leading regional sales. After leading separate lives for some time, the brothers both felt a calling to merge their two paths, which is how Railsback Frères came to be born.
Roman Ceremony is a recent project from Railsback that began as a small effort for a Michelin starred restaurant, though with its success grew to 1000 case production. Fruit comes from two vineyards suited to Bordeaux varieties with its gravelly loam and clay. The fruit was harvested early, narrowly missing the wildfires due to its position in Santa Barbara Valley, and bottled earlier than projected.