2014 100% Grenache. 50% from Old Potrero vineyard from the 25 year old dry farmed section. 50% Alban 2 clone from Thompson Vineyard in Santa Barbara. 75% whole cluster. Foot treaded. Punched down once fermenting. Neutral barrels only. Hand waxed all by me. Label hand drawn by me. Poem written by yours truly and inspired by Dr Seuss' "Oh the Places You'll Go" Basically, it is my baby :) My life, my work, my spirit all in the bottle.
Rich and bright in color. Aromas of Eucalyptus on the beach with a raspberry mint iced tea. Sand between your toes and the ocean air greets your nose. Sip and relax the Elegance is in the adventure.
2014 was a special year. I spent the first 16 weeks on a meditation teacher training in Rishikesh, India. The personal transformation was profound as from any travel experience, but on a much deeper spiritual level. I developed some of the most meaningful friendships with my peers on the training. The people, the smells, the jungle, the expansive wisdom of the Himalayas and the flourishing Gangi river are forever embedded in my heart and memories and captured in this wine. But, the most powerful connection was with the elephant and all he represents in India. I found the divine grace and strength that the elephant harbors and was able to capture that essence in my Self. Elephants are regal, strong, intelligent, and yet very loving and playful. So, last summer we walked into the sunset together, a young woman and her elephant.