2017 Eye of Beholder
Rosé of Grenache
This project has been a very interesting journey so far. It has gone a long way toward helping me understand and gauge the effects in general of extended lees contact in wine. This will come handy in the not-too-distant future as I begin to play with Petillant Naturel (Pet Nat for short) styles for sparkling wines. These bottlings will be more on the crisp side with bubbles, and, like Eye of The Beholder, they will have at least some degree of lees, the result of a secondary fermentation in the bottles. They may encompass a number of different varieties. So, stay tuned; the journey continues!
Aristotle – for his logic & integration
Salvador Dali – for his sublime audacity
Chloe Babcock – for her clever artistry
Lisa Babcock – for her soul & vision
Seth Kunin – for his winemaking courage
The Solar Eclipse of 2017
And three tons of the most extraordinary fruit I have ever seen.