Subject to Change- 2020 Sunhawk Farms "Sleepless Nights" Field Blend
Grape(s): Syrah, Grenache, Zinfandel, Mourvedre, Cabernet Sauvignon Coinoise, Muscat, Roussanne, Picpoul and Viognier
Vineyard: The eight acres of grapevines found at Sunhawk Farms were planted twenty years ago by John Schaeffer, a pioneer of natural products and solar energy, who bought the 300-acre property and built an ideal retreat up the mountain next to Duncan Springs Peak.
John’s Demeter-certified vineyard includes a 17th-century inspired lavender labyrinth at the top of the vineyard, a 2,500 tree olive orchard and 4 blocks of mixed (predominantly Rhône) red and white grape varieties planted on volcanic and serpentine soils. John and foreman Manuel Nunez are committed to developing and maintaining a biodynamic and self-sustaining ecosystem where biodiversity and regenerative practices are at the forefront. Vines are treated with herbs, minerals and manure, much of which are sourced from the property itself.
AVA: Mendocino County
Method: We pick everything that’s ripe in two passes. Each pick represents between four and six varieties. The fruit was then foot-crushed, macerated whole-cluster for three to five days and then pressed to a tank. The juice was barreled down for fermentation and seven month elevage in a combination of neutral 225L barrels and 500L puncheons. The two lots were racked together for bottling. As always - unfined, unfiltered, no SO2.