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Aging punk rockers, Dan Schaaf and Aaron Olson began making wines together in 2008 using a battered little warehouse in Napa. Their minimalist wines use fruit from a variety of Northern California locations. Their wines - 100-plus year old head-trained Zinfandel from the Del Barba Vineyard; balanced and fun white blends from the Cecchini Vineyard in Contra Costa County; tart strawberry Grenache Noir from the Tejada family’s beautiful Lake County vineyard; Orange Chardonnay and Falanghina from up-and-coming San Benito County; and the white pepper of Albini Carneros Cabernet Franc - showcase their love of the land around them.
Each wine is produced in the same manner – spontaneous fermentation, minimal SO2, neutral oak and ambient temperatures. “We do our best to not screw with what comes out of the vineyards, not just rolling with but embracing the differences from one year to the next.”
We are dedicated to craft wine. Real wine produced by real people in limited quantity, from the new generation of natural winemakers to the classic high-end Burgundians. Sorry, no industrial wine here!
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