The Wines: Cali Pinot & Cab Duo
Oeno Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County made naturally. Grapes are harvested from 40-year-old vines, Old Redwood Block Vineyard (head-trained), and 100% de-stemmed and fermented with native yeast. The wine is aged in 100% neutral French Oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Oeno Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied red wine redolent of blackberry and cocoa, with some pepper and spice on the finish. Decant for at least 30 minutes before drinking it.
Oeno Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley, California, by natural wine producers Amy Atwood. Grapes are harvested from River Front Block Vineyard 15- to 20-year-old vines, hand sorted and de-stemmed, 50% whole cluster fermentation with native yeast. The wine is aged in neutral oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered following a non-interventionist approach. Oeno Pinot Noir is a medium-bodied red wine bursting with cherry and cranberry flavors, with some earthy forest floor elements for balance.
The Producer: Oeno • Amy Atwood
OENO (ee- no) is owned by Amy Atwood, who also operates a wine import and distribution company, Amy Atwood Selections. She has sought out top-quality vineyards in Sonoma and a like-minded CA winemaker who makes these wines to her specifications (start with pristine fruit, then use native yeasts and neutral oak). Oeno wines are made in Sebastopol, California. Oeno is the ancient Greek word for wine, as well as the name of a goddess known for turning water into wine.