2021 Cannonball, California

Cannonball, Red Wine Blend, 2021

Mendocino + Monterey + El Dorado = CALIFORNIA

Purchase

750 mL $36

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This wine represents another exciting creation from the 2021 vintage which brought devastating losses from our El Dorado vineyards due to the Caldor Fire. We only made 42% of our planned tonnage and made no red wine from El Dorado. When Tracey realized the extent of the devastating losses, she broadcast to her winemaker community and the response was immediate and heartwarming. One of the many gifts was an offer to grab 4 tons of Grüner Veltliner from Joel Burt at Los Jaras. Given the sizable reduction in red wine this vintage Tracey decided to use some of the Grüner in a red & white wine blend that together becomes an electric Kool-Aid elixir for the warm days ahead! There were definitely a few skeptics at the end of harvest as Tracey discussed her idea to make this blend early, before tasting is really possible due to fermentation. She likened it to her holding her breath while landing a CANNONBALL in the deep end as a young girl. As she said, sometimes you have to jump first! The base is Testa Carignane (62%) and Rava Grüner Veltliner (21%) and the spice is a mix of Fenaughty Grenache Blanc (6%) & Vermentino (6%) and Cloud Chardonnay (5%).

Tasting Note: Another category-defying wine from the 2021 vintage, we can’t wait for you to try this light-bodied succulent red (or is it!?). This is our eyes-closed, feet-tucked-in, no back-up plan jump. Get ready for a big splash! Delightful tart notes of Bing cherry, cranberry and red raspberry spill forward on the palette along with the zing of chewy fruit-rollups. Deeper in, a flinty, volcanic minerality balances and grounds this high-energy wine, while a creamy mouthfeel completes the enchantment. Pair with strawberry shortcake, heirloom tomatoes and mozzarella, or pork tamales.

  • Appellations: Mendocino + Monterey +El Dorado = CALIFORNIA*
  • Vineyards: Testa, Rava, Fenaughty & Cloud
  • Varietals: Carignane, Gruner, Grenache Blanc, Vermentino & Chardonnay
  • Elevation: 1300 - 2600 ft.
  • Fermentations: Wild yeasts & bacteria in stainless and wood
  • Harvested: August 12 – September 16
  • Aging: 5 months in Clay
  • Bottled: Unfiltered March 1, 2022
  • Production: 204 cases
  • Release date: Spring 2022

CLIMATE-DRIVEN CREATIVE WINES

Our many 2021 California Appellation wines were made with freedom and creativity. We blended whatever we wished from our expansive array of vineyards and varietals grown in many of California’s most celebrated AVAs to create the most delicious and inspiring wine possible from a vintage where El Dorado suffered catastrophic loss due to the Caldor Fire.

BERKELEY TASTING ROOM:

Regular Hours: Seated Tastings Tuesday – Sunday 11am-5pm & every Friday until 7p

First Friday’s: TGIF Block Parties with live music, food pop ups & a closed street!

Next Release Party: Sat 5/21, 1-5p for the Summer Release including Lily’s Pet Nat!

 

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