This wine is fresh and tight with lean green apple, fresh wild strawberry, raspberry and rhubarb. Tight little bubbles and a zippy skin and bones kind of mouthfeel with a salivating saline finish. 

The Pinot Noir grapes for this wine were gently hand pressed in a one ton Coquard Bucket press, oxidatively handled and fermented in used french oak where the wine also underwent malolactic fermentation. After bottling this wine was riddled and disgorged in February of 2021 under 5 atmospheres of pressure. (This wine is unfined and unfiltered which means it is vegan) 1 barrel was produced, and 7 cases were disgorged just for Ownroot Collective! 


2020 BXT McCormack Ranch Sparkling Pinot Noir


Our first wine made just for Ownroot! When we tasted with Tom back in April of 2022, he was sold out of his McCormack Ranch sparkling. He had disgorged around 190 bottles and sold it all in about a month (because it is so good). He offered to do a special Ownroot Collective disgorging project in the fall for us. He disgorged these bottles in August, so they would be ready for this break into the holidays Sparkling offering. I feel pretty stoked to be able to commit to this project and confident that Ownroot members will love this wine!

McCormack Ranch is really special spot in Solano County in the Montezuma Hills south of Rio Vista, right on the Sacramento River. It has sandy soils with lots of drainage and is also used as a working sheep farm and grain farm. It is being farmed by fifth generation farmer Charley Hamilton.

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