Coquelicot Estate Vineyard, Mon Petit Chou Santa Ynez Valley

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Vintage: 2018

Varietals: Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Petit Verdot

Region: California

Farming: Organic/Biodynamic, Unfiltered/Unfined, Low added SO2

Dark raspberry color proceeded by dusty raspberry, pepper and dried tobacco on the nose. Palate contains chocolate, earthen notes and juicy dark fruit.  The wine is complex and structured, but still light and easy to drink.

Minimal yeilds, wild fermentation, and judicious use of neutral oak to draw complex aromas, textural intrigue, and a true sense of a place. The hand harvested grapes were destemmed and placed into open top fermenters. Primary fermentation began spontaneously with native yeast. Each variety aged separately in neutral French oak for 16 months. Unfined/Unfiltered. Low addition of SO2.