2020 Tessier Soul Love
Region: El Dorado + Arroyo Seco < California
Grapes: Riesling, Trousseau, Mourvedre
Vineyard/Cellar Stats: Uncertified organic farming; Riesling is from the Arroyo Seco Zabala Vineyard, and spends 3 days on skins in stainless steel); Trousseau is from San Benito's Stiletto Vineyard, and it is 50% whole cluster, foot stomped, and aged in neutral French oak; Mourvedre is from El Dorado's Goldbud Vineyard, and it is 25% whole cluster, foot stomped and aged in neutral French oak; then the juice is blended and aged in tank for 1 month; bottled unfined/unfiltered with 20ppm So2; 12.7% ABV; 94 cases
Winemaker: Kristie Tacey
Kristie started her own project in 2009, working with a handful of family-farmed vineyards in NorCal, and at first, played it safe with more conventional California-style wines. But as she’s learned and grown more confident, she has moved over to the natty side. But first she is a scientist, so although the wines are made in a very low-intervention way, they are clean, precise and balanced.