A wild blend reminiscent of our wild tribe!
27% Zinfandel, 22% Primitivo, 21% Petite Sirah, 18% Tempranillo, 11% Barbera
= 100% Delicious!!
Fun, fresh and ready to play - this wine is dedicated to our vineyard crew extraordinaire. Our nieces and nephews have joined us each summer to work hard, play hard and enjoy the country life. Now that they are of legal age, it seemed right to come up with a wine that matched their enthuasism and playfulness. Our crew deserves a 'kick back' wine, and so do you. Salud!
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Since planting the vineyard in 2003, our 21 nieces and nephews have been instrumental in providing the ‘fine-tuning’ labor that elevates our grape quality to the next level. They have performed all sorts of critical jobs; from the important thinning passes for fruit balance and concentration to lifting off bird nets the night before a 3am harvest. Shake Ridge Vineyards is indeed an “all family on deck” operation and we are very proud of this generation’s work ethic and enthusiasm.
So to honor this generation as they quickly move into the next phase of their lives, we decided to make a no-fuss, fruit-forward wine more fitting of their young adult circumstance. With grapes suddenly available as the 2010 harvest approached and our nephew Patrick interning at the winery with our winemaker Ken, we decided to make a wine to celebrate the 3rd generation of our family.
The result surpassed our expectations, so we continued the tradition in 2011 with a wild blend fitting our wild tribe. The spice of Zinfandel, structure of Tempranillo, brightness of Barbera, perfume of Primitivo, all with the backbone of Petite Sirah made for a complex layered wine. Salud!