Originally owned by German immigrant,Emil Dresel,the Carneros property that is now Scribe Winery was founded in 2007 by brothers Andrew and Adam Mariani. As fourth-generation California farmers,their respect for the Dresel's contributions in pioneering pre-prohibition winemaking in Sonoma Valley and bringing over perhaps the first of various German grape varieties (ie. Sylvaner) is reflected on their bottles with a 'D&CO' seal that pays homage to their predecessor.
Now a cultural icon amongst amongst Bay Area locals,the property has become one of resurrection after reintroducing the once widely-planted 18th century Mission varietal and restoring the unoccupied 1870's home on the property for use in 'Hacienda' tastings and food pairings.
Their 2018 'Nouveau' is yet another throwback,following the winemaking tradition made popular by the Beaujolais region in France while substituting Pinot Noir for Gamay. Hand harvested on October 12th,the grapes spent nine days in whole-cluster,carbonic maceration in stainless steel using native yeast for fermentation. Embodying the spirit of the harvest,the juice was pressed off the skins and bottled unfiltered and unfined a mere 17 days later on October 29th.