This is a great everyday-drinker from the Lake County AVA, situated just north of Napa Valley. This wine has some exceptional earthiness from Six Sigma's estate Tempranillo complemented nicely by dark chocolate, cherry, and spice from the smaller amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
The grapes were sourced from the Diamond Mine Vineyard site at Six Sigma ranch. This site is named for the "Lake County Diamonds," small volcanic-made pieces of quartz that litter the ground and glimmer in the sunlight. The vineyard sits at 1,700 ft. elevation and is surrounded by untouched landscape. It is naturally farmed meaning no pesticides or herbicides are used. They also use a "no-till" approach to managing the vineyard floor with the goal of minimum input. Sheep graze in the vineyards helping compost the permanent cover crop. The shallow, rocky, volcanic soils impart structure and minerality to the wine.
Six Sigma Winery was inaugurated on September 28th, 2005, when we processed our first grapes, a beautiful vintage of Tempranillo harvested in Christian’s Diamond Mine Vineyard. We focus on small lot, high quality wines, and every aspect of our winery reflects that, from state-of-the-art equipment to gentle handling and meticulous hand-sorting of the grapes, ensuring that only the best fruit is used in each of our wines.More from this winery
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