REBEL GRAPE SOCIETY

SEPTEMBER 2020

SANDBOX. KEEP PLAYING CALIFORNIA.

 

Edaphology / noun

from Greek ἔδαφος, edaphos, “ground”,-λογία, -logia 

The study of the relationship between soil, and land cultivation practices, with plants

 

Edaphos is a small label that is a side project of Ernest Vineyards, owned and operated by Erin Brooks and Todd Gottula. Ernest has become a fabulous go-to winery in the trend of site specific Pinot Noirs that are far more transparent to terroir than ripe and saturated. Edaphos is the project Erin and Todd like to call their lab, or their ‘Sandbox’ where they get to experiment and play around with different grape varieties. Insert rolicking applause here! Anytime great quality producers like this decide that creating an entire second label based on trying their hands at the more unique Seven Percent grapes, it is truly music to our ears. 

 

Edaphos helps jumpstart the chances of classic California wine lovers to take notice. For Pinot hounds to sniff out the potential of Grenache. For Chardonnay die hards to wake up and smell the Aligote. And, well, for those that might know the boundless beauty of Petite Arvine like we do, may they share in our elation to see it actually grown and produced right here in our backyard.

 

– Kevin Wardell, September 2020

 

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WINE NO.1: FERDINAND ALBARIÑO

Vista Luna Vineyard, Napa, California 2019
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WINE NO.2: ENFIELD ‘PRETTY HORSES’ TEMPRANILLO

90% Tempranillo + 5% Graciano + Pinot Noir
Sierra Foothills, California 2017
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WINE NO. 3: FINE DISREGARD MATARO

Pato Vineyard, Contra Costa, California 2017
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