The Wine: Rachis 2020
Oest Rachis is a red natural wine made from a blend of 48% Cabernet Franc, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Semillon grapes from Ponderosa Vineyard, Nevada City, California. Light-bodied red, racy acidity and crunchy fruit. Enjoy chilled!
Winemaker's notes: Foot stomp with a 2-hour maceration of both Cabernets, followed by press into fermentation bins. Semillon skins and juice added for three days of maceration then pressed off with bladder press. 2 months élevage in neutral oak barrel, 6 months in bottle before release.
The Producer: Oest
Oest Wines is a project by Tahnee Shields and Brad Artziniega. We are two friends, former neighbors, making wine together with our families. We’re setting out to make wines expressive of place while doing the work that gives back to the community and landscape, wherever we are. We're entering our third vintage in the Sierra Foothills among the friendly company of other North Yuba winemakers Clos Saron, La Onda, Frenchtown Farms, Ellsworth Wines, and Mountain Misery Wine. (source: Oest)
The Region: Sierra Foothills • Nevada County