Absentee Winery, Stranger Wine, 2018, 750ml
Stranger Wine was made exclusively for us, by Avi Deixler of Absentee Winery in California. Avi is possibly the most natural winemaker in California, but more importantly he is not just making glou-glou; he is making unapologetic, California wine. Read more
It's in the tradition and of the terroir -- incredibly clean and a fabulous frame for California's famously ripe fruit.
REGION: Marin County, California
VARIETAL: Carignan, Petit Verdot, Petit Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon
FARMING: Organic, Dry-Farmed
WINEMAKING: All different varieties were vinified whole cluster, with macerations ranging from 8-26 days in raw, french oak. Each barrel had been repurposed and shaved raw by Avi before harvest so there was no trace of SO2 or previous torching. The wine spent a year in barrel without any additions.