Funky Drummer Red Blend 2017

La Clarine Farm • 750ml • 12.5%


Red wine from the Sierra Foothills, California, a blend of 61% Mourvedre, 32% Marsanne, 7% Roussanne co-fermented. The wine shows a light color. It has an earthy, mineral cherry-vanilla aroma, with some grape skin and plum. It is light bodied, savory and herbal on the tongue, with a core of fresh acidity. Some very fine tannins sneak in at the finish and contribute a peppery sensation. This is the ultimate glou-glou wine.

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Why You Should Try It

The Wine: Funky Drummer Red Blend 2017

From the producer's website

A classic blend with a twist: Syrah, Grenache and Counois co-mingling to produce a whole greater than its parts. This wine just grooves. The Syrah and Grenache offer up a comfortable and familiar vibe. The Syrah (69% of the blend) provides the structure, as would the bass drum, and the Grenache (29%) is all high-toned high-hat goodness. But the Counouse, at only 6%, is the kicker, the “ghost notes”, if you will.

Flitting in and out of the flavor profile to add a little acid sparkle or a little herbal kick. It's magic. Whole cluster, ambient yeast fermented and tank aged. 12.5% alcohol. 186 cases made.

The Producer: La Clarine Farm

From the producer's website

La Clarine Farm is located at 2600 feet in California’s Sierra Nevada Foothills. On our 10 acres (4 Ha) we grow wine grapes, raise goats and share our space here with numerous dogs, cats, bees, chickens, birds, gophers, flowers and herbs.

At La Clarine Farm, we make wine as naturally as possible, adding no yeast, sulfur dioxide, oak chips, enzymes or concentrates in the cellar, and no chemicals, fertilizers or tillage in our vineyard. We allow fermentation to occur spontaneously and allow them to complete in their own time (this can take up to 6 months!). Every vintage has its own rhythms. We age our wine in neutral containers, never in new oak, and let the wine develop without sulfur additions or excessive racking. We bottle when the wine is “complete” (when a wine eventually “comes together” and is harmonious). We then add a minimal amount of sulfur to ensure the bottles you receive are safe from the rigors of travel and fluctuating temperatures

The Region: Sierra Foothills


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