Tower 15, 2018 Dornfelder
We source sustainably farmed Dornfelder from Chapel Vineyards (formerly Huber Vineyard) in the Sta. Rita Hills. Dornfelder is a rare red wine grape, originating from Germany, and one of the only red wine grapes with pigment in the grape’s pulp and skin. We don’t know of any other vineyard in California that grows Dornfelder, and we are lucky to be one of the only wineries in California to make it.
The wine’s hallmark, inky-purple color is apparent in the glass... staining all things purple! Don’t be intimidated, this wine’s color is misleading - it is an aromatic and delicate red wine. Strong chamomile and fermented tea leaves on the nose leading into a sour, purple grape and candied plum laced palate. We are mystified by this grape’s unpredictability and consistent deliciousness. We are convinced that it is magic!