Turning Tide 2020 Red Blend, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County
72% Grenache; 28% Mourvèdre
Estate-grown Grenache and Mourvèdre grapes are hand-harvested. The Grenache fruit, along with some of its stems, is gently crushed in open-top fermenters with all of the Mourvèdre—the open-tops allow some alcohol to “blow-off” during fermentation. After yeasts bring the wine to complete dryness, the grapes are then pressed and the juice is transferred to a mix of stainless steel drums and used French oak barrels, which help preserve freshness and fruit flavors, along with some textural complexity from the oak.