Amplify Wines - Mixtape Red (2019)
31% Grenache Blanc 37% Tempranillo 11% Merlot 21% Refosco
Grenache Blanc and Refosco direct-to-press, co-fermented in stainless steel
Tempranillo fermented 1/3 whole cluster in stainless steel
Merlot destemmed, fermented whole berry in stainless steel
All wines aged in neutral oak for 5 months on undisturbed lees
Our second vintage crafting our red iteration of Mixtape, we've centered around 2 of our favorite vineyards, Tres Hermanas in eastern Santa Maria Valley and C5 in the heart of Santa Ynez. From a similarly cool growing season, the 2019 remains a bright, juicy, light red wine, meant for a wide array of foods. Perfect with a chill on it, this can handle big flavors and spice, or act as the perfect porch-pounder for spring and summer.
Protip: Let this one breathe for 12 hours before enjoying. The aromas and flavors come together wonderfully.
We seek to amplify the voice of site and enhance the most singular characteristics of a given vineyard, marrying a sense of place with a sense of style. 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.