Tehama County AVA
USA > California > North Coast
Picpoul, Assyrtiko, Carignan
45% Carignan, 42% Picpoul, and 13% Assyrtiko
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A No Comply is a classic skateboarding trick. And like every skate trick there are variations. Last year this was Cab and Merlot; this year it’s Picpoul, Assyrtiko, and Carignan. The fruit was plucked in August and we wanted this one to be a summer/fall drinker. The simple approach in the winery keeps paying off. Minimal SO2, neutral oak and stainless aging, and then to bottle. Fire up the BBQ and learn a new variation of No Comply! Label Art: Richard Jones Musical Pairing recommended by Deux Punx: “Fever Dreaming” by No Age
Vineyard or specific area:
Barison Vineyard, Tehama County
August 19, 2020
March 26, 2020
Fermentation: 16 Days, Native, 100% Whole Berry
7 months in 100% Neutral Barrels
Production (~bottles per year):
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.”