Broc Cellars, Love Red CAN, 2018

$9.99

The sixth iteration of this crushable red from innovative Chris Brockway. Fresh, fruit driven; medium bodied with wonderful juiciness. Rustic red raspberry comes through with lively acidity keeping everything fresh.

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Broc Cellars

We are beginning to feel as though we’re sounding like a broken record, but Chris Brockway is another winemaker who is making wine the way it has been made for centuries. No additives, no pesticides, no added yeast, no herbicides, nothing but the grapes and whatever yeast is on them. Chris is simply making fermented grape juice, a.k.a. wine.

Brockway checks all the "New California" boxes: he makes his wines in Southwest Berkeley, uses minimal intervention techniques, and sources fruit from obscure grapes grown in out of the way places. Chris, though, is actually part of a very long and noble winemaking tradition, and he certainly doesn’t seek out the obscure for the sake of being obscure. As quoted in an Eric Asimov article from a few years ago that put his wines on the map:

“I’m not trying to out-weird anybody or obscure anybody,” he said. “We’re trying to get back to a more traditional conception of what wine used to be. Also, we like to drink wine, so lower alcohol is important.”

Details

  • Country

    United States

  • Region

    California

  • Grape Variety

    Carignan , Other Red Grape , Red Blend , Syrah

  • Vintage

    2018

  • Size

    375ml

  • Farming Practice

    Natural

  • Style

    Fruity , Juicy , Minerally

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied