Las Jaras is a joint project between Eric Wareheim (of Master of None and the Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! fame) and his friend Joel Burt, who has been making wine in Napa and Sonoma since the early 2000’s.
Joel and Eric on this wine: “We call this a “California Table Wine,” but don’t be fooled by the humble name. Superbloom is a complex, utterly unique wine that expresses the specialness of Love Ranch vineyard in the Sierra Foothills through a co-ferment of red and white Rhône varieties. It is named after the wildflowers that erupt in the desert after a wetter-than-normal rainy season. They’re a sign that winter is over and warmer, happier days are ahead. Even when spring has not yet sprung in a lot of the country, you can sip on Superbloom and dream of warm California nights.”
Grapes: 16% Roussane, 14% Mourvèdre, 16% Grenache Noir, 10% Grenache Blanc, 27% Marsanne, 7% Picpoul Blanc, 10% Carignan
Winemaking: Carbonic co-ferment made in several tanks, each treated differently, to cold carbonic macerations 5-14 days long. After press, the juice from each lot fermented separately in stainless steel, with both the primary and malo-lactic fermentation happening spontaneously. Blended post-fermentation, no additions to this wine.
Personality: Is it dark pink? Or light red? Call it a nighttime rosé, if you’d like. You know that moment right after sunset, before the stars are out in full—what poets call the “violet hour”? That’s the moment to open this wine. The red grapes give this wine a spicy nose and plenty of texture, while the white grapes add beautiful watermelon and rhubarb notes, plus a clean, mineral finish.