Sonoma Valley AVA
From Kenny: "Camp Wines were created by the Hobo Wine Co. in 2011 to showcase the quality and value of Sonoma County wine. We work with top growers and vineyard managers in very high quality and responsibly farmed, though lesser known, vineyards throughout Sonoma County to produce delicious, approachable, and affordable wines.
Like Hobo, the Camp wines employ native yeasts and malolactic bacterias for the primary and secondary fermentations without the use of commercial fermentation aids or additives. The wines are aged in real oak barrels and/or stainless steel tanks vs. alternatives or flavoring agents.
The 2022 is 45% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Lolonis Vineyard (certified organic) in Redwood Valley, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon from Campovida in Hopland (certified organic), 14% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Martorana Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley (certified organic), 8% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Shamwary Vineyard in Sonoma Valley (certified organic), 5% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Prior Vineyard in Sonoma Valley (certified organic), 4% Merlot from the Gibson Vineyard in Hopland (certified organic), and 4% Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Morrison Vineyard in Sonoma Valley (certified organic). All lots were fermented in stainless steel with a minimal 1-2 punchdowns or pumpovers per day and aged in neutral French oak barrels."
A medium-bodied interpretation of Cali Cab, expressing ripe red and dark fruits, cocoa, tobacco and spice. The acidity is prominent with the tannins offering some grip and tension but quite gentle and soft. The structure is excellent and the quality of the fruit is vivacious and exciting. In its price tier, this a really beautiful take on Cali Cab that steps away from the super-powered, over-oaked behemoths that punch your palate into pieces.
Best with southern BBQ, grilled kebabs, marinated and grilled petite filet or charcoal grilled chicken.