Hammerling Wines "Youth of the Beast" California Red Wine 2022


From Hammerling Wines:

VINEYARDS: 95% Grenache, Siletto Vineyard (Organic), 5% Zinfandel, Gimelli Vineyard (Organic)

WINEMAKING:The grapes were harvested at 21 brix. 50% was fermented carbonically, while the rest was direct pressed and barrel fermented. It was aged for 11 months in barrel before bottling with minimum effective S02. The goal here was to create a light, fun style of red wine that acts a bit like a rosé, but with more weight.

TASTING NOTES: Raspberry, Plum, Rose Hip

WHAT’S IN A NAME? This wine is all about juiciness with a bit of a brambly edge. The gentle handling makes this wine taste fresh, approachable, and focused. We named it after one of our favorite Seijun Suzuki films: Youth of the Beast. A boldly stylized Japanese gangster flick from the mid 60s that’s flashy and unpredictable.