"We are Cameron and Marlen Porter, a husband and wife team born and raised in Santa Barbara County. The exploration, and elevation, of our growing region has been our life's work. We first bonded over a shared love for wine and music, and Amplify is a natural extension of this marriage between our two greatest passions. As winemakers, we seek to amplify the voice of site and enhance the most singular characteristics of a given vineyard, marrying a sense of place with a sense of style. We believe in: native yeast fermentations; neutral vessels for fermentation and aging; no additions of any kind except for minimum effective sulfur dioxide; and farming that seeks to establish a healthy ecosystem, enhancing and supporting the natural characteristics of a given place. We embrace the happy accident, letting intuition guide our hand, with our creative spirit and palates as our primary tools. Thank you for joining us on our winemaking journey."
Our second vintage crafting our red iteration of Mixtape, we've centered around 2 of our favorite vineyards, Tres Hermanas in eastern Santa Maria Valley and C5 in the heart of Santa Ynez. From a similarly cool growing season, the 2019 remains a bright, juicy, light red wine, meant for a wide array of foods. Perfect with a chill on it, this can handle big flavors and spice, or act as the perfect porch-pounder for spring and summer. That being said, we find that the 2018 is still incredibly fresh, so don’t be afraid to lay a bottle or two down for a couple of years.
-Grenache Blanc and Refosco direct-to-press, co-fermented in stainless steel -Tempranillo fermented 1/3 whole cluster in stainless steel -Merlot destemmed, fermented whole berry in stainless steel -All wines aged in neutral oak for 5 months on undisturbed lees -Total Production: 380 cases"
-Sub-region: Santa Maria Valley & Santa Ynez
Awards and accolades
-Importer: N/A (domestically sourced)
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