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Roark Wine Company

Mindful Wine Journal: Producer Spotlight

Roark Wine Company | Santa Barbara County, CA

Ryan Roark is a Texan who landed in California via the Loire Valley. Upon establishing himself in the Central Coast, he began producing small lot negociant-style wines with purchased fruit from carefully selected organic and sustainably farmed vineyards. Ryan has become increasingly involved in the farming of these sources, and today farms 70% of the purchased fruit himself in keeping with organic protocols. The Roark Wine Co. motto is “naturally made, classically styled.” This translates to delicious and affordable European-style wines made with native yeast fermentation, no new oak in the cellar, little to no sulfur additions, and bottled unfined and unfiltered.

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Produced from select lots of Santa Barbara County growers, this fermented in tank and was raised in neutral French oak. Cabernet Franc adds aromatic lift while juicy Grenache rounds out the mid palate with ripe fruit for resulting in a delicious, food-friendly Cabernet to enjoy tonight. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Grenache, 5% Cabernet Franc.

Try it with: This is a Cab that works with beef or chicken, and is perfect or pizza or taco night!

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