The Wine: Mixtape Red 2019
Amplify Wines Mixtape Red 2019 is a red natural wine made from 31% Grenache Blanc (Tres Hermanas Vineyard, organically farmed & dry-farmed), 37% Tempranillo (C5 Vineyard, organically farmed), 11% Merlot (C5 Vineyard, organically farmed), 21% Refosco (Tres Hermanas Vineyard, organically farmed & dry-farmed).
Grenache Blanc and Refosco direct-to-press, co-fermented in stainless steel; Tempranillo fermented 1/3 whole cluster in stainless steel; Merlot destemmed, fermented whole berry in stainless steel. All wines aged in neutral oak for 5 months on undisturbed lees.
The Producer: Amplify Wines
We are Cameron and Marlen Porter, a husband and wife team born and raised in Santa Barbara County. The exploration, and elevation, of our growing region, has been our life's work. We first bonded over a shared love for wine and music, and Amplify is a natural extension of this marriage between our two greatest passions. As winemakers, we seek to amplify the voice of site and enhance the most singular characteristics of a given vineyard, marrying a sense of place with a sense of style.
We believe in: native yeast fermentations; neutral vessels for fermentation and aging; no additions of any kind except for minimum effective sulfur dioxide; and farming that seeks to establish a healthy ecosystem, enhancing and supporting the natural characteristics of a given place. We embrace the happy accident, letting intuition guide our hand, with our creative spirit and palates as our primary tools. Thank you for joining us on our winemaking journey – Cameron, Marlen, and Miles Porter.
The Region: Central Coast