The direct translation of the Georgian word for Saperavi ( საფერავი ) is “paint, dye, give color”

This wine is the 1st ever release of Saperavi on the West Coast. Planted to the 3 available Saperavi clones in the USA (the 4th will bear fruit in the next few years) these vines are an important part of our exotic grapes vineyard. I’ve traveled to the Republic of Georgia multiple times and have made lasting friendships with the countries top winemakers. This wine is dedicated to them. Their wine culture continues to be an inspiration.

Flavors

Black Grapes
Hubba Bubba Grape Gum
Young Clay
Volcanic Rocks
Blackberry Compote
Sunlight
Mixed Berry Skittles
Iron
Rust
Beef Jerky (Original)
 

Tech Specs

Appellation: Columbia Gorge, Oregon
Soil:
Volcanic, River Stone, Loess
Vineyard:
Bright Light Vineyard
Elevation:
800 feet
Harvest Date:
September 10th, 2018
Brix @ Harvest:
24.9
Fermentation:
Ambient Yeast
Maturation Vessel:
NOVUM amphora
Alcohol (by volume):
13.92 %
Acidity Scale (pH):
3.84
Sulfur Dioxide (SO₂):
7 mg/L
Fining Agent:
Unfined (Vegan)
Filtering Method:
Unfiltered
Closure:
FineCorkX (99.99% TCA free)
Bottling Date:
July 5th, 2019
Release Date:
July 26th, 2019
Suggested Retail $:
28.00 USD

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