Origin: Clarksburg AVA, CA
USNW Classification: Natural Winemaking
Varietal & Type: 28% Nebbiolo, 20% Primitivo, 18% Syrah, 12% Tempranillo, 9% Grenache, 7% Teroldego, 4% Chenin Blanc, 2% Sauvignon Blanc
Using 90% carbonic maceration, this blend is a summer red if there ever was one. Translucent ruby in color, crushed cranberry and red jolly rancher on the nose with hints of banana custard. Smells like a laffy taffy store in an old beach town. On entry, palate shifts to more red and purple fruit with high tone accents like twizzler and violet. Tannin is light as you would expect from carbonic, but the natural tannins in Nebbiolo give it more weight than you might think at first sight. Finish has pop rocks and baseball card bubble gum, but lingers with Nebbiolo style of Marciano cherry and rose petal. Throw this one in the fridge for ten minutes and drink it year round.
Please Note $2 of each bottle is donated to Lift Collective. Each series has a curated Spotify playlist to accompany the wine. Enjoy! https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4DSlj9uIW5pWUGZ1tA9olf
About The Winemaker
Tarpon Cellars was founded with the focus of bringing people together through wine, music, art, and philanthropy. We feel the best way to do this is through not only crafting inspired wines that speak to a sense of place and vintage, but by being a heart-centered business that values connection, sustainability, and community over anything else. They make wines to share with our friends and our family, and the sense of gratitude we have for that is what encompasses everything that we do.
A Georgia native, Jeremy attended Florida State University before moving to the Napa Valley in 2007 for an internship at his uncle’s winery in Rutherford. He would soon hone his winemaking acumen through positions at Luna, Chappellet, and Duckhorn while also crafting 90-point wines under his previous label, J.R. Carter Wine Cellars. Having made wine in Napa, Sonoma, and New Zealand, the opportunity to work with fruit from Shifflett Ranch and create a brand of distinction was an opportunity he had always dreamed of. Jeremy lives in St. Helena and in his spare time, he enjoys live music, college football, and teaching yoga.
US Natural Wine ships once a week, every Wednesday. All orders should be placed by Tuesday at 10am in order to be picked up from our distributors and out on Wednesday's delivery truck.
Shipping cost is 18 bucks a box (up to 12 bottles) so we highly encourage picking up more than 1 bottle for the best value!
At $18, we have some of the most competitive shipping rates compared to other low-intervention wine e-commerce, which can range from $20-$25 a box. Ultimately, we eat the cost of shipping more often than not because wine can be damn heavy. As a small business, we are simply unable to offer free shipping. We can't thank you enough for your understanding!