Brian and Natalie first produced the Vernacular in 2019 with Petite Sirah as the leading grape variety in this full bodied red blend. It has been a crowd favorite and therefore continue to make this wine every vintage.
GSM, a classic blend on the Central Coast. Our soils and climate are similar to the Rhône region in France, therefore these grapes grow well here and make for an approachable blend.
Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Upon swirling, the 2020 Napa Cabernet quickly unfolds to reveal fragrant violets, graphite, cocoa powder, and chocolate covered blueberries. Carrying onto the palate, the signature blue and black fruits emerge, supported by firm tannins and balanced acid. Integrated French oak provides layers of Tahitian vanilla notes and a rich rounded mouthfeel. Full bodied, but still lifted and light on its toes, this wine finishes long while hitting all the right notes.
This wine is 100% Syrah from the vineyard's south facing block, directly west of the winery. Its name, Thesis, refers to the pedigree of the vine cuttings. They are from a suitcase clone that came over to the US from France a few decades ago and are rare to find in California. Early results suggest that this unique selection will make for a truly individual wine, and over the future decades we will study this clone’s potential in our Paso Robles soil. In the cellar, this wine was aged in 50% new French Oak for seventeen months. It is the prettiest, most forward Syrah produced from the estate.
Sourced from the Pebble Ridge block at Vista Verde, this ranch was originally the Almaden Vineyard. The Chenin block is a small, hand worked parcel. The soil is a complex combination of rolled alluvial stones and volcanic remains. Despite being one of the furthest inland sites we work with it is one of the coolest, as a result of diverse mountains that run both east-west and north-south, funneling cold Monterey Bay air inland.
The Shell Creek vineyard was planted in 1972 by the Sinton family, now in their sixth generation as stewards of the land. The family has a very large ranch located in the Paso Robles Highlands. They primarily raise cattle but planted vines in certain silty sections of their property. These vines are on their own roots and are celebrated their 50th birthday in 2022!
Vintage to vintage, this wine is a blend of Syrah and Petite Sirah. Its name, Eunoia is a rhetorical term that refers to the feeling of goodwill that exists between a speaker and their audience. The literal translation from Greek is “well minded or beautiful thinking”. Aristotle uses the term to describe the kind and benevolent feelings of goodwill a spouse has for their partner. When Brian and Natalie were conceptualizing the wines that would make their In Medias Res brand, they knew they wanted a wine that would exemplify and encompass the best efforts of the people and the benevolence of the land. Eunoia is the vehicle for those efforts. The wine comprises parts of what they consider the most expressive lots of each vintage put together in a way to reflect the epitome of SōNA Estate.
This fruit comes from a single vineyard in Los Alamos planted in 1974. Bordering the newly appellated winegrowing region of Alisos Canyon, the Los Alamos Vineyard has a unique growing environment. It is warmer than both Santa Maria and Los Olivos despite being approximately the same distance from the Ocean. The vines are on their own roots, and are enormous.