2022 Superbloom

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Produced + Bottled by Las Jaras Wines, Sebastopol, CA

Label Art by Jade Roche 

Description

Superbloom is named after the wildflowers that erupt in the desert after a wetter-than-normal rainy season. They’re a sign that winter is over and warmer, happier days are ahead. This is our fourth vintage of Superbloom, our zero-zero wine that defies categorization. Is it dark pink? Or is it light red? You know that moment right after sunset, before the stars are out in full—what poets call the “violet hour”? That’s the moment to open this wine. Call it a nighttime rosé, if you’d like. Drink it with food and friends for a perfect summer apéro.

Our original wild idea with this wine was to co-ferment red and white Rhône varieties from a single vineyard, then to keep it completely natural by adding nothing and taking away nothing in the cellar. This wine will usually contain half to two-thirds white grapes and the balance red. We call this a “California Table Wine.” But don’t be fooled by the humble name. Superbloom is a complex, utterly unique wine that was originally made to express the specialness of Love Ranch vineyard in the Sierra Foothills. The red grapes give this wine a spicy nose and plenty of texture, while the white grapes and beautiful, salted watermelon and rhubarb notes, plus a clean, mineral finish.

Varietal Blend

%

Variety

Vineyard

AVA

Farming

26%

Grenache Noir

Silvaspoons

Lodi

Organic (transitioning)

9%

Grenache Noir

Love Ranch

Madera County

Certified Organic

24%

Verdelho

Vista Luna

Borden Ranch, Lodi

Biodynamic/Organic

7%

Mourvèdre

Love Ranch

Madera County

Certified Organic

8%

Roussane

Love Ranch

Madera County

Certified Organic

6%

Carignan

Gary Venturi

Mendocino County

Organic

7%

Viognier

Sanford and Benedict

Sta. Rita Hills

Certified Organic

7%

Grenache Blanc

Love Ranch

Madera County

Certified Organic

4%

Chenin Blanc

Frei Vineyard

Green Valley Solano

Organic

2%

Albariño

Bokisch

Clements Hills, Lodi

Certified Organic

Vineyards

In the spring of 2022, Love Ranch vineyard in Madera County, near Coarsegold got hit with a bad frost, so we took the opportunity to find some new cool grapes for Superbloom! Our approach is to use organic grapes from warm areas on rocky or gravelly free-draining soils. We also added a touch of early picked viognier to give some acidity to the blend. We think this is our freshest tasting vintage to date.

Winemaking

This is a carbonic co-ferment wine that we made in several tanks, each of which with a different varietal mix. We treated this wine to cold carbonic macerations from 10-14 days long. After press, we fermented the juice from each lot separately in stainless steel. We combined the lots once they were dry. Primary and malo-lactic fermentation were native. There have been no additions to this wine and it is not filtered or fined.

Technical Data 

Production: 2700  cases ABV: 11.93% | TA: 592 g/L | pH: 3.678| VA: 0.81 g/L | DCO2: 1421 ppm

Total SO2: 0 ppm | RS: 1.0 g/L Turbidity at bottling: 149 NTU

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