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2023 Estate Périphérie, Ibarra-Young Vineyard

2023 Estate Périphérie, Ibarra-Young Vineyard

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A cofermented field blend from the old vines. These vines are part of the original plantation by Charlotte Young in 1971. The 2023 vintage marks these vine’s 52st harvest. This wine comes from the far western side of the property. While the rest of the old vines in the vineyard have reasonable 3ft shoots, and moderately sized clusters, the “peripherie” row has sometimes 10ft long canes sprawling onto the floor and often football sized clusters. It didn’t make sense to put this anomaly section into the block designate wines. So, with an ode to the traditional way of harvesting and in an effort to make a fresh wine out of a serious vineyard, I made a co-fermented field blend.  

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Périphérie was harvested on a single morning, in fact, our last day of harvest at Ibarra-Young. The ratio of each grape is not a science, it directly correlates to the amount of vines in each row working up the western side of the property. The Marsanne, Syrah, and Mourvedre were harvested into the same picking bins and brought to the cellar to be destemmed into a two ton fermenter. After its native fermentation commenced, this wine was made in more of an “ infusion style” with minimal pour overs and love touches. Peripherie was sent to press after 10 days on skins. This wine aged for 6 months in neutral French oak barrels before being bottled unfined and unfiltered on March 18, 2024

This is a fresh but serious expression of Ibarra-Young Vineyard. Possibly its truest representation as it encompasses all three of the original blocks on the property. This wine has become quite special to me!

Tasting Notes

You can seek out glimpses of all three varieties in this wine. Delicate yet fairly formal. Light, alive, easy, crushable.

Wine Details

  • 12.8% ABV
  • 109 cases produced
  • Ingredients: beyond-organic grapes, minimal sulfites
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  • about the label

    Art: The weasel on the front was painted by my mother, Eileen Anderson. The native Mustela frenata, the long-tailed weasel, is a cheeky little critter on this cheeky little wine. We always get excited to see them around springtime in the vineyard. They are veracious hunters and help manage the gopher population in the vineyard. The beneficial insects on the back label are painted by me. These are some of the invertebrates we are looking for in the vineyard in order to maintain a healthy pest population, naturally.