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A collaboration wine crafted by Sam Berketa from Alpha Box & Dice, our partner winery in Australia, and Folktale’s own, David Baird. While the adults weren’t looking, the two decided to make a special blend to commemorate the 2018 vintage. De-stemmed Cabernet Sauvignon was placed atop whole cluster Syrah grapes to ferment natively in 4 open barrels. The result is deep and complex, big and juicy - a truly special wine.
Escolle Vineyard has quickly gained esteem since being planted in 2008 in the Santa Lucia Highlands. We hand harvested clones 2A and 777 and natively fermented them in small batches. This site is true to the Santa Lucia Highlands character, producing fresh red fruit, black tea and spice aromas with a dark, broody nature and fine wood tannins on the palate.
Brosseau Vineyard in the Chalone AVA has a remarkable combination of limestone soils, weather patterns and organic farming that produces intense minerality, texture and richness in its wines. The Grenache was natively fermented then aged in 2 neutral 500L French oak puncheons for 16 months. The wine opens with wild cherry and baking spice and has an incredibly rich mouthfeel that lingers.
THE MOUNTAIN is a big, bold blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. The grapes were organically grown above 1200 feet elevation at the Massa Estate Vineyard in the Carmel Valley AVA, just a few miles east of Folktale Winery. This is the big brother of our red wine program. Unabashedly robust, this wine comes full of ripe blueberry, pomegranate, black cherry cola, cedar wood, cocoa, crème de cassis, granite minerality, sage and plums. The texture is full-bodied and rich with velvety tannins and a long finish. The Mountain is a force of nature that will benefit from aging.
This carbonic wine was fermented without oxygen by allowing the grapes to ferment spontaneously under a thick veil of dry ice. The result is a true expression of the fruit - crunchy red fruit notes of cranberry, bing cherry, and muddled raspberry, with softer notes of wood and graphite.
Whole Cluster fermentation has been a staple of old-world winemaking for generations. It is with this tradition and spirit that we decided to allow our grapes to natively ferment while remaining on the cluster, producing fresh Hibiscus, lavender and a Redwood forest floor nose and a juicy and lengthy savory finish.
THE HOUND is a classic blend of Bordeaux varietals, combining 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 11% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, and 9% Cabernet Franc sourced 89% from Massa Estate Vineyard and 11% from Cedar Lane Vineyard . The not-so-little brother of our Reserve Bordeaux blend, this wine is complex and elegant with aromas and flavors of blueberry, mocha, floral lilac, frisée, dusty vanilla, brown sugar, creme de cassis, pencil lead, cedar wood, and hibiscus. The texture offers nice richness with round and full tannins. The Hound is a beautiful, bold wine that will benefit from aging.
Planted in the 70's, the historic Massa Estate in Carmel Valley enjoys a micro-climate that is well-suited for Cabernet Sauvignon. Vines grow wild in small blocks and have been farmed organically from inception. The Cab is big and complex, with flavors of cherry cola, plum, baking spice, cassis, and dark chocolate.
Grapes were harvested between 9/3 and 9/30 from 5 vineyards and 13 individual blocks in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Each block was treated separately, and natively fermented in small batches. Each batch was scrutinized for its ability to be fermented whole cluster, resulting in the blend with 39% Whole Cluster fermentation. The batches continued to age until July 2020 when we blended the wines and racked them together. The homogenous wine continued to age for another 6 months before being bottled in December 2020.
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This wine is available to Club Members through their Spring Allocation
Tondre Grapefield was planted in 1997 in the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands and has been farmed Sustainably ever since. We hand harvested clones 943 Pommard 4, and 115 from this site and natively fermented the grapes in small batches with minimal intervention. Ripe cherry olallieberry, all spice and cardamom are lifted by a round, rich palate of sweet vanilla that lingers.
Brosseau Vineyard in the Chalone AVA has a remarkable combination of limestone soils, weather patterns and organic farming that produces intense minerality, texture and richness in its wines. The Syrah was natively fermented in bins and 500L puncheons, then aged for 16 months in 13% new French oak (87% neutral oak) producing a wine that has rich, dark flavors and can be enjoyed for years to come.
Produced from the Organically grown grapes at Folktale Winery, this Nouveau was hand harvested October 10 and sorted into fermenter bins along with dry ice. We covered the bins and tucked them in the back of our cellar for carbonic fermentation. As tempting as it was, we didn’t peek at the grapes for three weeks and let the enzymes break the sugar down into alcohol - producing floral crunchy cranberry flavors. On halloween, we lightly pressed the grapes and let the wine finish it’s fermentation in tank until being bottled 11/26. 25 cases produced. Enjoy the first taste of our harvest!
This Pinot showcases the unique minerality and earthiness of Mission Ranch Vineyard’s western canyon orientation. It presents dark red fruit with notes of violets, spice, and wet stone along with bright acid and a full bodied texture.
We’re honestly thrilled to introduce this new vintage from the Santa Lucia Highlands. Once allowed to open, the bouquet is richly aromatic with gorgeous notes of violets, roses, chocolate cherries, blueberry, strawberry, and vanilla. There’s the classic SLH minerality, akin to slate and pencil lead. There’s a hint of cola, and a bite of white pepper. This wine is decadent like red velvet cake, but well balanced with brisk acidity. Enjoy now, or let it rest in your cellar.
Perched on the east-facing terraces of the Santa Lucia mountain range located just south of the Monterey Bay, the Santa Lucia Highlands are world renowned for producing some of California’s best Pinot Noir. Our cool-climate Pinot Noir is fresh and floral, with delicate rose petals, baking spice and minerality and a full-bodied texture.
Le Mistral Whole Cluster Grenache is produced by fermenting intact clusters of grapes with minimal intervention. The results speak for themselves – exhibiting notes of mulberry, wild blackberry, and dried tobacco. The palate has fresh baking spice followed by silky tannins - reminding us of childhood memories of picking wild berries on a summer afternoon.
This Grenache is a gorgeous ruby color in the glass and is aromatic with bright notes of wild boysenberry fruit, floral hibiscus, and rich notes of black cherry. These are followed by notes of white pepper, plum compote, and blueberry. Lively acidity and tannin round out the palate for a deliciously balanced and lingering finish. With juicy red fruit qualities and a full bodied texture, this wine is bolder than a Pinot and more delicate than a Cabernet; perfect for any occasion.
This vintage of Joseph’s Blend is juicy, spicy, and well-structured thanks to a subtle addition of Petite Sirah. Fruit forward with luscious notes of cherry and raspberry, the bouquet opens to reveal black pepper, cured meat, and Herb de Provence with rich and creamy vanilla and toasty crème brûlée to round out the spiciness. This is a perfect summertime smokehouse wine to compliment your favorite braised ribs, balsamic veggies, and Carolina BBQ.
This cuvée of Grenache and Syrah is our flagship wine, paying respect to our history while celebrating our Monterey terroir. The light, playful flavors of mineral and bright, red fruit of Grenache dance on big, earthy, spice notes of Syrah. This is a wine of substance that harmonizes to the point of singing in the glass.
This Pinot opens with juicy notes of blackberry, cassis, rose petals, and something like a strawberry-rhubarb pie. While the bouquet is delicate and nuanced, the palate is bold and complex with strong notes of black pepper, licorice, and spice. Elegant, complex, and spicy, this wine should be decanted before enjoying.