In the far north of Mendocino County, Alder Springs is an epic site, the brainchild of owner Stuart Bewley. Just 12 miles from the Pacific and overlooking the Eel River, our grapes come from steep slopes at 2400’.
The 2018 kick rocks is a blend of 56% merlot and 44% cab franc. The merlot portion was destemmed while the cab franc went 100% whole-cluster. The ferments were native, the caps turned two to three times a day with a combination of punch downs and pumpovers. Each lot spent close to three weeks on skins and fifteen months in neutral oak. With the exception of sulfur, kick rocks saw no additives.
In December of 2019 we bottled 100 cases, unfined and unfiltered.
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