We live in the bear state of California but are inspired by the wines of France. So we employ an old world approach to wine growing that favors restraint over ripeness, finesse over flamboyance. Our aim is to craft wines that show a kinship with those of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Loire and the Rhone. Wines that are their sosie. (Sosie -- pronounced so-zee -- is French for "double" or "look-alike".)
We believe in hands-off wine making and limit our intervention to the absolute minimum. Our label often carries the term 'No Amendments'. This means we did not add any acid, tannin, enzymes or any other kind of chemical besides a small amount of sulfur. We also use native yeasts whenever possible. As a result our wines are very vineyard and vintage expressive, which is what we feel wines should...
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