Neighborhood, 2018 Red Wine Blend 'Jetty'
Our 'Jetty' is a red wine blend made each year, inspired by the red wine blends famously produced in the Rhone Valley in France–specifically the Southern Rhone in regions like Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Depending on each harvest and growing season, the exact composition of our blend changes, but it is always built on a foundation of Grenache and Syrah. This wine was picked and immediately destemmed. After 5 days of cold soaking with intermittent punch-downs and pump-overs, we started the fermentation process with a few punch-downs each day. As the fermentation hit its peak activity and highest temperatures, we punched-down up to 4 times each day with additional pump-overs when necessary. As the fermentation finished, so did the actions we performed until completed. Lastly, we drained and pressed the wine into new and once used French oak barrels. Each grape variety was fermented and aged separately in small lots before blended together. This blend was aged for 420 days in a combination of new French oak and one year old French oak barrels.
Aromas of charcoal, smashed boysenberries, dried meat, and purple flowers are intense and thick on the nose of this bottling. There's a slight tang to the sip and yet a hearty mouthfeel, presenting poppy-red-fruit flavors of hibiscus and tangy plum.