The Wine: Mixtape Red 2019
Amplify Wines Subliminal is a red natural wine made from a blend of 54% Merlot and 46% Cabernet Sauvignon from Santa Ynez Valley, California. Subliminal is a partnership between the Parientes (Nomadic Distribution) and the Porters (Amplify Wines). Subliminal is made from old vines in the Santa Ynez Valley planted over 40 years ago, aged completely in neutral oak, with no additions other than a minimum of sulfur dioxide, this is a new side of California Cabernet Sauvignon that will carry you from summer BBQs to winter braises.
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