Also known as Kick-On Ranch, the vineyard lies approximately 6 miles west of the town of Los Alamos and about 10 miles east of the Pacific Ocean (as the crow flies). This exposed site was shaped heavily by the northwest wind that blows everyday like clockwork from late morning until sundown from April through August. Kick On Ranch sits on an ancient sand dune complex that runs along the coast and into the Los Alamos valley. These dunes formed by sand being carried by the wind are known as eolian sand dunes,
The grapes were picked by hand and given 48 hours of whole cluster maceration to extract tannins, aroma, and flavor compounds in the skins, followed by pressing the grapes. No sulfur was added to allow the juice to oxidize slightly. After a 36 hour cold settle in tank, the clean juice was racked off the solids to stainless steel tanks for spontaneous fermentation. Sulfur was added a month prior to bottling. Racked to tank one week prior to bottling. Unfined and unfiltered. Bottled July 5th, 2018. 218 cases produced.
-Stirm Wine Company