Las Jaras 'Superbloom' 2023

Las Jaras 'Superbloom' 2023

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24% Grenache Noir, 16% Grenache Blanc, 17% Marsanne from Love Ranch, Madera (certified organic)14% Grenache Noir from Silvaspoons, Lodi (transitional organic)12% Vermentino from Larry Venturi...

24% Grenache Noir, 16% Grenache Blanc, 17% Marsanne from Love Ranch, Madera (certified organic)

14% Grenache Noir from Silvaspoons, Lodi (transitional organic)

12% Vermentino from Larry Venturi Vineyards, Mendocino (certified organic)

7% Viognier from Sanford and Benedict, Sta. Rita Hills (practicing organic)

Superbloom is named after the wildflowers that erupt in the desert after a wetter-than-normal rainy season. They're a sign that winter is over and warmer, happier days are ahead. This is our sixth vintage of Superbloom, our zero-zero wine that defies categorization. Is it dark pink? Or is it light red? You know that moment right after sunset, before the stars are out in full — what poets call the "violet hour"? That's the moment to open this wine. Call it a nighttime rosé, if you'd like. Drink it with food and friends for a perfect summer apéro.

Our original wild idea with this wine was to co-ferment red and white Rhône varieties from a single vineyard then to keep it completely natural by adding nothing and taking away nothing in the cellar. This wine will usually contain half to two-thirds white grapes and the balance red. We call this a "California Table Wine." But don't be fooled by the humble name. Superbloom is a complex, utterly unique wine that was originally make to express the specialness of California. The red grapes give this wine a spicy nose and plenty of texture, while the white grapes and beautiful, salted watermelon and rhubarb notes plus a clean, mineral finish.

The red grapes give this wine a spicy nose and plenty of texture, while the white grapes express beautiful, salted watermelon and rhubarb notes plus a clean, mineral finish. We added a touch of early picked Vermentino and Viognier to give some acidity to the blend. We think this is our freshest tasting Superbloom yet!

Serve chilled. Ready to drink!

THE GEEKY DETAILS
This is a carbonic co-ferment wine that we made in several tanks, each with a different varietal mix. We changed up our winemaking a bit with this vintage. While we usually do a cold carbonic for 10-14 days, this time we added a couple days of pumpovers after the 10th day. We then pressed the juice and fermented it in stainless steel tanks. This new method gives the wine a bit more texture, but the resulting wine has much better clarity, vibrance and chemistry! Once dry, we assembled the lots in tank for aging. Primary and malo-lactic fermentation were native. There have been no additions to this wine.

Production: 1444 cases | ABV: 11.04% | TA: 5.72 g/L | pH: 3.59| VA: 0.46 g/L | DCO2: 1337 ppm | Total SO2: 0 ppm | RS: .85g/L | Turbidity at bottling: 68 NTU