Horsefeathers - Gran Noir Blend - Sonoma, CA - 2019
Regular price $64.00
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Sean resuscitated and farmed this vineyard in Windsor, CA for the past few years. It's a deeply historic site with a number of grapes "You've never heard of" including Gran Noire. Planted here in 1911 it is interspersed with a litany
of others like Beba, Clarette, Carignan, Zin, Alicante, Petit Sarah, AND MORE!
The wine is super serious and a California classic in the making. Big and powerful but with bright refreshing acidity and a fruit that won't quit. Silky, real dark, extremely ageable.
1911 Plated, 14 months in used barrels, native ferment, low so2, dope. Worth every penny.
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Note from Sean:
A wine made with one of my favorite humans I’ve met in wine - a Donkey and Goat intern that I managed. “Yamachan” is her label, Akari is her name. Mendocino fruit 18 months barrel aged, neutral oak. Native yeasts and some stirring. Definitely some sweetness from fermentation ticking away at a snail’s pace. I think the extended barrel age really helped with the balance of the acid and gave it a backbone to sit on the dinner table with a South American spicy feast. Be on the lookout for the spritzy version in fall*
Neutral Oak, 18 Months in Barrel, 25 cs bottled - 25 ppm
Horsefeathers is a project by Sean. Sean is from Ventura, CA. Sean was imprisoned as an adult at 18 years old, spent a number of years in jail. Upon his release he discovered, of all things, the wine world - working with a number of awesome, natural Bay Area producers. Nowadays he's making Horsefeathers all his own, working his own vines wherever he can, and building a project to help rehabilitate other reformed felons.
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