Redtail’s purpose is to honor each vintage’s disposition with unaltered purity of fruit and a complex but balanced harmony of composition. It is a tribute in name to the lords of the sky at Dovecote, our numerous resident families of beautiful red-tailed hawks.
As we farm, we carefully observe the palette of grapes grown on our vineyard. Every vintage is unique, and specific varietals shine brightly during different years. We then harvest and assemble a proprietary blend of the season’s most compelling red fruit, using vintage-unique ratios of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and/or Petite Sirah that are all grown on their own roots and fermented with vineyard-indigenous yeasts. The resulting wine uniquely communicates the distinct character of each vintage. Redtail is aged for 18 months in neutral French oak barrels and bottle-rested for a minimum of a year before release.