In 2016, our winemaker, Bertus, took us out to Russian River Valley to experiment. We scored some 1960s-planted Old Vine French Colombard and decided to cut it with Sauvignon Blanc to round out the palate. How'd it go? Holy $#!%, this stuff is psychedelic. Lemongrass, apple and spicy kaffir lime splash with savory minerality and an invigorating acidity built for these long summer days.
Inspired by the colors, textures and sounds of 1960s psychedelia, we knew this wine needed an authentic label. So we went to Bill Ham, the father of the liquid light show. Ham gained notoriety during the heyday of Haight-Ashbury and the counter culture movement, when his light shows were created live on overhead projectors and accompanied performances by The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane and other 1960’s rock groups.
This is a rare, crisp and refreshing wine for all those summer trips. As a super limited special edition release, this one wasn't around very long.
Trip's over, man.
75% Old-Vine French Colombard, 25% Sauvignon Blanc
85% Stainless Steel, 15% Neutral French Oak