When we first tasted this wine, my husband looked at me and goes, oh yea you love this wine! It’s like he knows me. 

This wine leads with zippy preserved lemon and tart pear, white tea and quince. The mouth is lemon curd and nectarine balanced by both a lush waxiness and a streak of searing salinity. 

Basically is like if the ocean and a lemon had a darling little baby.  

This wine was whole cluster pressed into stainless steel to rest, allowed to ferment naturally and aged in neutral French oak puncheons. It went through full Malo, and was bottled after 11 months. Unfined and unfiltered. 75 cases produced. 

2019 Minus Tide Chenin Blanc


This Chenin was planted in the 60’s and now belongs to The Three Jewels Buddhist Monastery. When they purchased the land for the monastery, it came with this vineyard and while I wish I could say it was all farmed by Buddhist Monks, they have a team of regular old farmers who keep the vineyard going. They do, however, put signs up letting the bugs know a week before harvest that they will be harvesting soon so they and their animal friends can all get out of there. The Vineyard is called Buddha’s Dharma and is both dry farmed and organic.

“This is the first Chenin either of us have worked with, but we both love Chenin so much, and we just wanted to be part of the conversation in California.”

Well hello there.