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2017 The Art of Surfing, Red Wine, Sierra Foothills

2017 The Art of Surfing, Red Wine, Sierra Foothills

If we define art by notions of craft, creativity, and expression, surfing may be the ultimate medium. From the shaping room to the water, the ideas expressed in surfing are natural and living in a way that few other art forms can be. This project came to be after a simple conversation with our surfing friend and talented photographer, Marco Arellano. Together, along with a few other friends, we decided to create a board inspired by our shared passions and, as Marco put it, “capture all the laughs, fuck-ups and satisfaction of the entire process.” Art of Surfing features 6 unique photographs of our beautiful board making its maiden voyage in a top secret spot between Half Moon Bay and Santa Cruz.

For this blend, Bertus starts with Tempranillo from Shake Ridge Ranch, a vineyard in the Sierra Foothills that straddles the ridgeline at 1,700 feet above sea level. Tempranillo is a Spanish varietal and Bertus loves its tannins and cherry flavors. To complement these characteristics, he adds a small lot of Sangiovese and Barbera, two lighter Italian varieties he feels will add additional brightness to our sun-kissed blend. One thing is for sure, Bertus got something very right with this one. Juicy aromas of cherries and cocoa make way for a smoothe ride across the palate and mouthwatering finish. 

We owe a special debt of gratitude to Marco Arellano for inspiring this project and helping us make it happen. During the creation of this project, Marco made the gutsy decision to quit his nine to five gig and pursue surf photography full-time. In January of 2019, Marco bought a one-way ticket to Hawaii and set up camp on the North Shore of Oahu, a spot considered the Mecca of surfing. 

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SKU: 88.17.750.TK.TAOS.RW
Wine Specs
Red Wine
Sierra Foothills
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Production Notes
48% Tempranillo, 39% Sangiovese, 13% Barbera
725 Cases Made
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Mary's Gravatar
(May 29, 2019 at 8:00 PM)
Full-bodied and fruity. This one will just get better and better with time.

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Kimberly & Colin Ford
(May 31, 2019 at 9:25 AM)
We got this wine in our subscription box and opened it with friends. We loved it so much that we needed more than just the one other bottle to age in our cellar! We got six additional bottles and plan on letting at least 4 of the bottles sit in the cellar for a while.

Kristen's Gravatar
(Aug 22, 2019 at 10:46 AM)
We love this wine! We have opened a few different bottles and each one has been amazing.

Zach's Gravatar
(Aug 22, 2019 at 1:48 PM)
Definitely one of my favorites! I got this one in a shipment and immediately re-ordered it because its so good.

Matt's Gravatar
(Aug 24, 2019 at 8:35 AM)
Crowd pleasing wine, a perfect blend of sultry Spanish Tempranillo and rich Italian Sangiovese and Barbera. Moderate tannins add firm structure to a fruit forward palate of overripe cherries and blueberries, with a strong, complex, and slightly smokey finish. Great with a patio meal, or by itself with a group of friends.

Gene's Gravatar
(Jan 16, 2020 at 8:58 AM)
Fabulous big red that SCREAMS for a big juicy steak. Will just get better with age. Only problem is that I keep drinking them before they can age. A never ending conundrum. Thanks Tank!

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Vines by Design
(Feb 24, 2020 at 6:52 AM)
Great blend of old world vines

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