LO-FI WINES

SANTA BARBERA, California

A big ‘ol grey post-brutalist rectangle may not seem like the incubator for Lo-Fi’s delightfully thirst quenching beauties but California is a strange place after all.  Like many in the emerging scene of fresh-focused Cali wineries, Mike Roth and Craig Winchester favor a scientifically thorough approach without falling for the trickery of interventionist winemaking.  Native yeast, natural malolactic conversion, minimal effective sulfur and bottling without filtration are the pillars of the Lo-Fi ethos.  They embrace a Loire tinted view of California sun with an emphasis on whole-cluster ferments as they strive for clean, flirty wines that amp you up! 

PRODUCTS

COQUELICOT

CABERNET FRANC

 

Clean, classic, inviting, effortless.  This wine is just super pleasant and easy to love.

CLOS MULLET

CABERNET FRANC

From Mike's home vineyard planted at super high density to distinctive, Campari-like Cab Franc clone.

MALBEC 

This is basically what happens if you splice Loire Côt with Californian fruit-minded extroversion.  

CHARDONNAY

Honestly?  This is just really good Chardonnay.  Aged in a mix of concrete and barrel, this isn't groundbreaking it's just super well priced for awesome quality.