A field blend of Grenache, Charbono and Petite Sirah, this wine smells like Napa without being another Cabernet. It smells volcanic and alluvial, and gives fig vibes throughout. In fact, it gives all the blue fruit layered with perfumed violet and plum. This wine has medium tannins and a plush mouthfeel. Pair with blue cheese and either sirloin or strawberries, your call. 

Co-fermented and aged in neutral French oak for 14 months. Unfined and unfiltered, vegan. 

325 cases produced. 

2021 Shypoke Keep


Keep is a field blend. The first vintage was 2012 with individual barrels. I was consulting for another winery and I took them up to Mendocino and then showed him this vineyard, Poor Ranch. I fell in love with it. I bought Grenache and Zinfandel for myself, not really knowing what I was going to do with it. We have Grenache on our property that we planted ourselves in 2001. Poor Ranch was planted in 1950 by a gypsy up in Mendocino. The vines are massive. The fruit is so different from ours. So we bottled theirs, but then we still had 2 or 3 barrels of our own Grenache, and we didn’t want to sell two Grenaches. So we marked the heads of those barrels, Keep, as in don’t sell it to somebody else. That’s where the name came from. 

We came up with a blend of Petite Sirah, Charbono and Grenache. Like a play on a GSM. People loved it. Now we farm them for this wine and ferment them together. They lend each other’s tools to each other. Together you can taste those individual voices, and when you co ferment them, they meld together.”

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