The product contains 3 wines:
Stereophonic Endless River Gruner Veltliner
VB Emeritus Jason Lefler nailed it with his first vintage of Gruner from Edna Valley’s famed Paragon Vineyard. The site looks west to the Pacific, and that cool vantage lends it all of the exciting herbal and floral elements of the Austrian original. This packs in flavor and acidity at generous levels while *also* retaining low alcohol... no easy feat! Shot through with apple and pear notes and laced with subtle hints of lychee and pepper, it’s as suited for spring rolls and Thai noodles as it is all by itself for Scrabble night.
Stereophonic 'No Chains Can Hold You' Aglianico Blend
The human monkey-brain can be a small and self-limiting thing. When ex-Vintage Berkeley wine tsar turned winemaker Jason Lefler was confronted with a lot of Paso Robles Aglianico that didn't remind him of its Vesuvian origins? He almost abandoned it for its lack of typicity. Almost. Suddenly his frontal lobe rose up and overrode the amygdala, that fearful & traitorous brain-nugget, and dared to create a new thing, using his own French/Italian/Californian family as a blueprint. Suddenly: a new animal was born. Built on a firm foundation of glorious Paso Robles-sourced Petite Sirah, the Aglianico delivers a kind of Cal-Alpine pop of tangy red fruit. Cabernet and Syrah add structure, herbal complexity and a mid-range to unite the whole. The result? A wine better than his monkey-self had ever dreamed, and better than ours deserve.
Stereophonic Good Company Kirk Landry Aglianico
This is the wine that was the genesis of Stereophonic. The Lefler family is predisposed to love Aglianico (they have relatives with a winery in Campania's famed Taurasi region, the grape's apotheosis on earth!) - so it's perhaps no surprise that Jason leapt at the chance to work with fruit from the nation's first plantings of Aglianico, the Kirk Landry Vineyard in Paso Robles. Densely fruited and still ringed by a chainmail of chunky tannins, the Aglianico shows a red, spicy core of fruit in the midst of all that dark color and intensity. Decant if serving now, or cellar for a decade, easy!