Amplify Wines NV 'Lightworks' Vol. 5 (Merlot Solera), Santa Ynez Valley
Item Number: 16443
Sub Region: Central Coast
Appellation/AVA: Santa Ynez Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Coquelicot Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Merlot
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.7
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Case Production: 65
Winemaker Notes: "Lightworks is a wine that has meant so much to us over the years. It is a living tribute to one of our heroes- J Dilla- and a wine that has taught us a lot as winemakers. We started this solera in 2014, and with 2020, we are bringing it to a close. Volume V contains 7 vintages of Merlot grown at Coquelicot, each expressing its own voice, its own representation of a place in different phases of its life. We are so proud of what we have been able to share about this vineyard, about this grape, and about the nature of time, and this final vintage might be the pinnacle. We’ll be moving on to different varieties and vineyards, different explorations with long barrel times and solera aging, but there will never be another Lightworks." - Cam and Mar
Tasting Notes: Light roast espresso, kalamata olive, Nori wrapper, blueberry, dark chocolate- all this site’s hallmark notes are there, amplified.
About Solera: Solera is a Spanish method of producing wine, used predominantly in the production of sherry and Madeira. A solera is comprised of a set of barrels that are stacked and rotated to contain the wines of multiple vintages. Through this blending process, older wines are supplied with the nutrients of younger wines, enabling the development of yeasts and assuring consistency in flavor and alcohol.