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Âmevive - 'nothingbutlove' - Gamay, Syrah - Santa Barbara County, CA - 2023
Âmevive - 'nothingbutlove' - Gamay, Syrah - Santa Barbara County, CA - 2023
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Âmevive - 'nothingbutlove' - Gamay, Syrah - Santa Barbara County, CA - 2023

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50% Gamay, 50% Syrah, 100% love This wine is half Gamay clone 358 planted at Shokrian Vineyard and half Estrella clone Syrah planted at Coquelicot vineyard. Coquelicot is one of the cooler vineyards situated in Santa Ynez Valley. The marine layer consistently settles over the vineyard throughout the summer months, and the vineyard always stays a little cooler than its neighboring vineyards as it borders the Santa Ynez River. Although Syrah is generally one of the earlier grapes to ripen, this Estrella clone block at Coquelicot is the latest block of Syrah that comes into the cellar. The Gamay component is from a little farther north in Santa Barbara County near Los Alamos. The soils are alluvial deposits from the San Rafael Mountains. Although the vineyard seems sandy at the surface level, there is a thick layer of loamy clay about 36 inches deep, this greatly contributes to the density of the wine.

Syrah and Gamay really complement each other. Their stemmy structure meets juiciness makes the perfect prospect for a ØØ wine. For me, the magnum opus of winemaking is to make a wine that is incredibly ageworthy, grown with the utmost intentions, and is made without the addition of anything, including sulfur. That is the impetus for this wine. Nothingbutlove is exactly that. This wine is made without the addition of anything, including sulfur. Except for love, there was a whole lot of love added in the cellar!

This Gamay was harvested around 20B and fermented 100% whole cluster. The Syrah component was harvested around 22B and also received a 100% whole cluster fermentation. The grapes received a mixture of love touches and pour overs throughout 16-21 days on skins. There weren’t many whole berries left at the end of fermentation. After pressing, nothingbutlove was aged in neutral French oak until bottling unfined, unfiltered, and without the addition of sulfur on March 18th, 2024
Tasting Notes
This is one of my favorite wines. The perfect balance of energy, red fruit and balanced tannin. Enough structure to take you through a steak dinner, yet enough juice to sip her solo. Either way you enjoy, there is certainly enough energy to keep you lively at the end of the night.
Wine Details

  • 12.6% ABV
  • 142 cases produced
  • Certified organic grapes
    about the label
    Art: Lotus unifoliolatus was painted by my mother, Eileen Anderson. This is such an amazing native plant here in Santa Barbara County. It is late blooming, low growing, nitrogen fixing, and has a really cute tiny pink flower! It is a pleasure to see patches of green and pink sprawled throughout the vineyard rows later in the growing season while everything else has turned a golden hue.


Pronunciation: "ahm-veev" ​ ​Translation: soulful, lively soul, living soul ​ the emotional part of human nature; the seat of the feelings or sentiments. high-mindedness; noble warmth of feeling, spirit or courage. the principle of life, feeling, thought, and action in humans, regarded as a distinct entity and separate from the body; the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical part.

We lease and farm the Ibarra-Young Vineyard in Los Olivos District A.V.A.

This vineyard was planted by Charlotte Young in 1971 and is still owned by her three daughters. Charlotte's right-hand man, Miguel Ibarra, Helped her plant the vineyard in 1971 and continued to work on the vineyard for more than 40 years. Today, we celebrate this duo by designating these 10 acres as the Ibarra-Young Vineyard.

Ibarra-Young Vineyard was one of the first vineyards planted in the Santa Ynez Valley and has so much soul you can feel it. The first 3 acres were planted in 1971 and 3 more acres were planted in 1973. In the late 90's and early 2000's Bob Lindquist completed Ibarra-Young's planted acreage with the "young" vines in the rockier section of the vineyard.

The vineyard is planted to Syrah and Mourvèdre planted in 1971, Marsanne planted in 1973, as well as suitcase clone Tempranillo and Graciano planted in the late 90's. Everything on the property is own-rooted and has been farmed organically since 1993. We began leasing and farming this special place at the beginning of 2020 and employ regenerative organic and biodynamic practices.

Our goal is to rebuild an ecosystem of native species that live alongside our vine rows, regenerate soil health, and grow the highest quality grapes this site can give. We believe the best wine grapes are grown with minimal inputs and conscious vineyard management. We reject a systematic schedule for viticulture and farming in general. We believe that by working in conjunction with nature we can increase biodiversity and soil health, minimize unnecessary sprays, minimize tractor passes and compaction, decrease water use, and reduce our carbon footprint.

We look forward to taking you along on this journey of unconventional viticulture with us. We hope to convince you that with a lot of passion and hard work, world-class wines are made with minimal intervention in a vineyard that grows alongside a healthy living ecosystem.

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