We made seven wines from Southern California vineyards in this, our first vintage in Los Angeles. These wines will appear under a new label, as will all of our future wines from the Southland: the label of the Los Angeles River Wine Company.
We are offering the wines to you in a single package, to reflect and represent the whole of our work this year. Each of these wines is a first for us-- we have never worked with any of the vineyards, and did not even know that most of them existed a year ago. Each bottling represents the partial resolution of a mystery-- we now know at least one kind of wine we can make from each vineyard, and how good it can be-- but we have no idea of the future of each wine.
That future begins now.
We produced only one or two barrels of each of these wines. We are limiting this offer to 75 packages of these wines; we are reserving the remaining few bottles for the tasting room. We will send you one bottle each of every wine except the first below, and two bottles of that wine.These are the wines:
Pecorino from the Ponte Vineyard in Temecula. 50% skin-fermented, 50% juice.
The name stands for "Modified Emidio Pepe Pecorino Protocol"-- named for the wine of one our heroes, and the touchstone for our success in this wine.
2019 Raisin City
Incredible bio-dynamically farmed, own-rooted, Palomino from the infinite deserts of Fresno
2019 Lopez Rosé
Not white at all, but we tried: a deeply colored rosé made from Zinfandel from Lopez. Foot-stomping and 3 hours of skin-contact released all of the color. The wine has the flavor and presence of a white wine in spite of its appearance.
2019 Lopez Red
100% Zinfandel, planted in 1920 in the Cucamonga Valley just east of Los Angeles. Growing in deep sand, on their own roots, farmed organically and without irrigation. The vineyard is a natural treasure, preserved by the wonderful Galleano family.
2019 Galleano Home
An incredible blend of ancient own-rooted vines, planted by the Galleano in 1920 for Port and Sherry production. One-third each Alicante Bousquet, Salvador, and white fruit: Palomino, Mission, and Rose of Peru. Harvested by us on the hottest day of the year, foot-stomped, co-fermented.