Currently sold out everywhere else online, Amplify Lightworks Volume IV is a Merlot from the Santa Ynez Valley. Dating back to 2014, this is their 4th edition of Lightworks, and has notably developed in body and texture over time.
All organically sourced grapes.
Origin: Coquelicot Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley, CA
USNW Classification: Natural
Varietal & Type: 100% Merlot
Vintage: Non Vintage (NV)
The complex Merlot yielded from this site lends oceanic notes of sea salt, nori wrapper, as well as dried fruit, olives, blackberry, and lightly roasted coffee.
About the Winemaker
Instagram & Website
We personally found out about Amplify Wines through Natural Action Wine Club. They are one of the founding members of this pivotal 501C3 wine club where all of the proceeds go to fund scholarships and educational opportunities for BIPOC individuals in the industry. Amplify is a husband and wife team from Santa Barbara County, CA. As the name implies, their mission is to amplify the voice of vineyards and sites used; enhancing the characteristics of each area. From the winemaker: "We believe in: native yeast fermentations; neutral vessels for fermentation and aging; no additions of any kind except for minimum effective sulfur dioxide; and farming that seeks to establish a healthy ecosystem, enhancing and supporting the natural characteristics of a given place. We embrace the happy accident, letting intuition guide our hand, with our creative spirit and palates as our primary tools".
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!