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The year 2020 has brought many painful things, but it has also highlighted the need for gratitude in the little things that we might have taken for granted before now. We are so grateful for our families, our friends, our health care workers, and the simple joy of opening a great bottle of wine.
Enjoy this wine in good health and raise a glass in gratitude for the things in life that bring joy and comfort.
This vintage of Gratitude is an homage to the great wines of the Right Bank of Bordeaux, France. Known for their richness and complexity, the Right Bank is home to some of the most sought after wines in the world. Like those wines, the predominant grape in Gratitude is luscious, ripe Merlot. The grapes were harvested from sustainably farmed, family owned vineyards in the Los Alamos Valley of Santa Barbara. The hand harvested grapes were fermented in small batches using traditional punch downs by hand for maximum flavor intensity. This decadent wine was aged for 21 months in mostly new French oak barrels.
While it doesn’t have its own AVA, the Los Alamos Valley lies just to the south of the Santa Maria Valley, to the north of the Sta. Rita Hills, and has several notable vineyards. This region is slightly warmer than both Santa Maria Valley and Sta. Rita Hills, yet cooler than the Santa Ynez Valley. As Goldilocks would say, the weather in Los Alamos is "just right" making it perfect for cultivation of Bordeaux varietals.