2021 Point Break Red Blend

2021 Point Break Red Blend

Our regional blend is back wearing a new label.



This wine is what we like to call a "Regional Blend" - reflecting the combined bounty and complexity of a few Northern California AVA's.  A Point Break (as distinct from a Beach Break) offers surfers a unique experience because it focuses the energy of prevailing ocean swells into a single wave with a predictable and powerful path.  Similarly, this wine blends influences from a few red varieties and seamlessly integrates them into an expression of aromas and flavors that aims to deliver a predictable experience, time after time.
Point Break brings together different influences to a focal point; Syrah from cool sites in the Russian River Valley brings blackberry, cola, new leather and spicy notes. Merlot and Malbec from both Alexander Valley and Russian River Valley round and enrobe the blend in a velvety gown and a bit of old-vine Cabernet Sauvignon adds a cherry, black currant  and vanilla notes to the lengthy finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Grapes are harvested by hand at night and fermented in a combination of closed and open-top tanks. We practice minimal intervention winemaking, just enough to ensure success. After ageing in French Oak barrels, the wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Notes

This wine was born as an experiment a few years back and has slowly 
evolved, taking on the role of a solid member of the family who is never too flashy yet always delivers. This wine has a lush entry with a medium-full body and a very lengthy finish with just enough acidity to make it a great pairing for locally-sourced food.

Technical Data

Varietals: 48% Syrah, 31% Merlot,

29% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon

100% Sonoma County

Alcohol: 14.5%

pH:  3.81

TA: 6.3