AMPLIFY Everything is Everything NV, Santa Ynez Valley, CA (red)
Grapes: In purely alphabetical order: Carignane, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Grenache Blanc, Merlot, Refosco, Riesling, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Tempranillo, Viognier. Predominantly 2020, with small amounts of 2019 and a splash of 2021.
Region: Santa Ynez Valley, CA
Soil: Gravelly loam
Vinification: Everything is Everything. It’s a phrase we first heard from Lauryn Hill, and one that’s come to gain greater meaning for us in a post-pandemic world. We interpret it as consciously accepting, adapting to, and thriving in one’s situation, with an attitude that it will work out in the end, no matter how much turmoil you’re going through.
Often in winemaking, there will be a barrel that just doesn’t quite work for its intended home. It has sharp elbows in some fashion and is therefore held back from a final blend. We’ve long desired to craft a wine where these barrels can find harmony together- at a sub-$20 price point- intended to be popped on a weeknight and guzzled with abandon. This style was perfected by Sean Thackrey with his Pleiades blend, and this is our homage to one of our winemaking heroes.
Everything is Everything is a blend of 12 different grapes- white and red- and 3 different vintages. By not just accepting these barrels’ shortcomings, but embracing them, we were able to create a whole greater than the sum. It’s all about perspective; everything is everything. Bottled unfined / unfiltered.
Sulfites: low addition at bottling
*note this is a 500ml bottle*