Seemingly a part of the Stirm Wine empire, Los Chuchaquis is a collaboration between vinous wunderkind Ryan Stirm and two longtime youthful wine industry professionals, Jehan Hakimian and Andrew Nelson. At Stirm, the star is and always will be riesling with a smattering of delicious reds from some heritage California varieties. At Chuchaquis they seem to relish in the obscure and exotic with wine made from some usual suspects as well as more rare charities like today's feature Negrette.Like Stirm, farming and winemaking is sustainable and natural. True vignerons, the lads at Chuchaquis spend an inordinate amount of time in the vineyards they work with, whether it’s ones they fully manage or not. They only work with organic or even more sustainably farmed fruit, and mostly dry farmed old vines. The work in the cellar is kept to a minimum allowing the wine to develop without too much manipulation thus reflecting the Cali terroir they come from.
Floral , Fruity , Minerally