This wine is made with a nod to how wines have been made in this region for decades. The grapes were harvested in early August and then fermented in an old redwood tank with a 50% whole cluster. The wine was aged in old French oak barrels for 7 months before being bottled with minimal sulfur and without filtration. 148 cases were produced.
This comes from the Old VIne Hofer Vineyard in Cucamonga Valley. Planted on the sand, this is a lifted, pretty, baby Rayas style of Grenache. The nose shows bright cherry, mixed mid-summer red berries, some orange peel, and a light oak spice note. The palate is light with moderate acid and a flavor set of red berries and just their spice and minerality. Pair with roast white meats, fish, pizza night or pasta.
Hofer Ranch is an oasis wedged between the Ontario Airport and a sea of Industrial buildings. The vineyard was planted in the 1930s on its own roots in the sandy soils of Cucamonga Valley. The vines are head trained and have been farmed using organic practices from the beginning.
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.