LO-FI WINES

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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! 

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PRODUCTS

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COQUELICOT

CABERNET FRANC

 

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

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CLOS MULLET

CABERNET FRANC

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

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MALBEC 

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

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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.