Amplify Wines 'Subliminal' Cabernet/Merlot
Origin: Santa Barbara County, California, USA
Grape(s): 54% Merlot / 46% Cabernet
This is a naturally fermented, unfiltered red blend. In this, their 4th vintage of Subliminal, the winemakers upped the Merlot percentage to provide more textural breadth as well as a broader spectrum of aromatics. It is a red table wine that is more complete, complex, and balanced. The grapes come from three different organic farms - My Friend Matt's Vineyard, Giff's Vineyard, and Coquelicot Vineyard. This is a "drink me now" Bordeaux blend - juicy, fresh, and already showing more complex secondary aromatics such as dried herbs, earth, pencil shavings - a very yummy red! Grab a bottle before we drink it all :-)
A little bit about the winemakers:
Cameron and Marlen Porter are a husband and wife team born and raised in Santa Barbara County. The exploration, and elevation, of their growing region has been their life's work. The two 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, the pair 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. They 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."