The origin of the ‘Keep’ name, stems from an embarrassment of stunning Grenache. We farm our own third of an acre block in Calistoga, while also working with the stellar Poor Ranch in Mendocino, fortunate to play with their 1950 planting. Both yield ethereal, stunning looks at Grenache but our preference for our Grenache specific bottling to date is the fruit from Mendocino. This leaves our own barrels chalked ‘keep; as in no-way, no-how are these barrels going to anyone else. So what to do with California’s 2nd best barrels of Grenache? An infusion of Charbono for baritone tannins, a fist pump of Malbec juicy fruit and the blue persuasion of old vine Petite Sirah weave their tales so nicely, all while exhausting to the red wafts of that Grenache perfection. The result is both interesting and delicious. Enticing aromatics lead to savory, red fruit tones while remaining fresh and focused.