La Onda, Aguafiestas (2020)

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Following a winding path through Argentina, Chile, working at Scholium Project, and finally finding his way to North Yuba County, Dani Rozman connected with veteran winemaker Gideon Beinstock (Clos Saron, Renaissance) and thus was born La Onda. Though it literally translates to “the wave”, La Onda is also slang for “the vibe”, and Dani’s wines are all about capturing this sense, the essence of a time and place. Using low-intervention methods, native fermentations, neutral oak, and minimal sulfur, he does nothing that could obscure the terroir.

Aguafiestas is Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Smith Vineyard in Grass Valley, Sierra Foothills. This is an organic, dry-farmed site, with 40+ year old own-rooted vines, planted on granitic soils at 2,500 ft elevation. Dani has been farming this site since 2019. This Cabernet dominant co-ferment was built from many picks through the vineyard over weeks, with the new clusters continually added to the fermentation tank. The wine was transferred to neutral French oak for maturation and bottled unfined and unfiltered.