Two wines from Seabold Cellars' Adroît Initiative project
Mission, Lodi (Organic, Natural, Low SO2)
Gamay, San Benito (Organic, Natural, Low SO2)
(a bottle of each)
Seabold Cellars is the brainchild of Master Sommelier Chris Miller. Seabold Cellars was established in the Monterey Bay region because they believe that cool-climate vineyards produce balanced wines that showcase their origin more than their winemaking. Their approach is as hands-off as possible, respecting traditional techniques and practices without being beholden to them.
Their Adroît Initiative wines are the outcome of successful experiments in the winery that do not quite fit into a traditional mold. They represent a divergence from what is generally considered the more ‘classic’ winemaking archetypes: pétillant-naturel, carbonic maceration, skin-contact white wines, and underappreciated grape varieties typically find a home in The Adroît Initiative.
The natty kids would call both of these wines glou-glou, eminently gulpable wines.