Erde Wines "Prayers For Rain" 2020

Erde Wines "Prayers For Rain" 2020

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Jonathan: Ripe, round, and perfect for chilling down. Dare I say it's like Susucaru Rosso combined with l'Anglore Tavel rose? With it's mix of smoky texture and lush fruit, I think that's an apt comparison. Black cherry, juicy strawberry puree, and toasted pine nut. This has some great texture and crunch that adds some layers and depth. Zero sulfur but not funky or sour, it's just an expressive, healthy wine — all the more impressive considering all the challenges of the 2020 harvest. A reminder of the transformative power of wine!

Kirk: 50% Whole-cluster Syrah, co-fermented with 25% direct press Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Albariño. This wine was essentially the great pivot plan of 2020. A few weeks into harvest, I knew I wasn't going to be able to do what I initially planned to do with the Albariño I sourced from Redford-Wetle vineyard (which just got bought out, so I'm unfortunately not going to get this fruit again). Tom offered me some Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon from a vineyard they source Gamay from in Yakima, Washington, and the price was right, so I took it. I wanted to make a light red that had some depth to it, so I decided to direct press both the Cabernet and Albariño and pour it over the Syrah whole cluster. The juice got one pumpover a day during its 9 day maceration, then pressed and moved it to poly-cube to finish primary fermentation. The juice was then racked and transferred to 3 old barrels and a keg, where it rested for 6 months before being bottled with nothing added. I'm giving it a few months in bottle to integrate, but the crazy experiment seemed to work. Named after The Cure song.
Label art by Jasmine Senaveratna - 75 cases produced.

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