Producer Absentee Winery Wine Region Mendocino, CA Varietal Syrah, Petite Sirah, Carignan, and Abouriou
In 2016, Avi Deixler set shop in a barn on a working dairy farm in Point Reyes, near where he grew up. He studied with the greatest in California, Oregon, Australia, and France till he decided to do his own with one objective in mind - to make wine with nothing—nothing—but grapes, hence the 'absent' piece of the name.
He sources used barrels and then hand sands them inside to remove any residue as to create an interior that has no bacteria and therefore no need for added chemicals in the wine.
Medium body, dry, serious and complex yet very approachable and loads of purity in the fruit. This is old world style with the touch of Sunshine only Cali wines can give you.