These grapes are sourced entirely from the Old Potrero Vineyard in Arroyo Grande Valley, which has a perfect
plateau for these grapes. This old vine Zinfandel is located only 8 miles from the ocean, so the wine retains incredible
acidity, even at riper levels. This block is entirely dry farmed in what is essentially beach sand with 10-by-10
spacing, evocative of Spain. This produces incredibly small yields. The grapes were hand-picked and 100% destemmed.
We fermented for 3 weeks, then pressed off to barrel. We prefer to use American oak to counterbalance the brightness
of the fruit.
The Fableist is a collaboration between winemakers Curt Schalchlin and Andrew Jones. Curt, owner and vintner of the heralded winery Sans Liege, is known for his critically acclaimed Rhone varietal wines. Andrew, winemaker of Field Recordings, spends his days planning and planting vineyards and has stood foot in just about every vineyard on the Central Coast. Together, they produce The Fableist, a collaboration that gives special attention to the craft and story behind each wine.
Each bottle has been artfully designed and inspired by one of Aesop’s many fables. Just as each of his timeless vignettes has a moral, we believe that every blend has its own story to tell, its own lessons to teach. There’s something profound about wine; it can inspire, bring loved ones together, fill hearts with warmth. As you enjoy each glass, we hope these stories spark a desire to ponder what really matters in life — and may they encourage you to find the wisdom within yourself.
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