2016 Arclight

Named Arclight because of its stunning, unexpected brilliance. Rose is so often like kindling, formed from the slivers of larger wines and used to start the fires of summer. Honestly, I would have been happy with kindling, but Arclight gives another kind of light altogether. It has the edgy nerve of a paper cut, the sleek body of glacial arctic water and the summer flesh of a strawberry field. It is one of the most surprising and dangerous wines I've ever called into being.

Varietals:

44% Sangiovese, 31% Barbera, 25% Nebbiolo


Vineyard:

44% White Hawk, 31% Spanish Springs, 25% Luna Matta


Appellations:

California


Cases Made:

32


Alcohol:

16.25% Alc by Vol.

TASTING NOTES: A cauldron hangs suspended over a campfire, it’s contents bubbling. A hasty blend of red hots, agua de jamaica, strawberry lemonade, and terra cotta bricks is soon to become your most impactful eau de toilette, traded in secret during an ill-conceived wedding.

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