This wine is crafted from 20-year-old vines at Bassi Vineyard, located on the coastal hillsides of Avila Valley. This bottling is a unique snapshot of a true coastal vineyard in California, located 1.2 miles from the Pacific Ocean. This wine is full of energy and precision. Fermented in 228 L & 500 L barrels, aged on lees for 17 months, and bottled without fining or filtration. 160 cases made.
Think chalk, lemon cake, caramel apple, and flint.
Planted in 1918, 70 miles inland from Los Angeles, and certified organic by CCOF, this vineyard is part of California history. Farmed today by the Galleano family, we are lucky to be able to make wine from this old vineyard. The vines are farmed without irrigation in granite rocks and sandy soil surrounded by freeways and track homes.
Scar of the Sea focuses on working with farmers who are instrumental in farming for the future and making wines with as little intervention as possible. Our wines are made with the intention to tell a story of where they come from, the people who farm them and reflect each vintage under the California sun. The ocean’s presence has shaped our way of life along with the climate, soils, and geology of the coastal vineyards we work with that fall under the spell of her fog each day.