Our current selection of Edaphos bottlings… what will you choose…?
EdaphosIn addition to Ernest and Eugenia, we own and operate a third label: Edaphos (pronounced ee-dah-fos). It means “base,” “ground,” and “soil” in Greek; we felt it was a good expression of our attitude behind this winemaking. We consider this part of our business to be our “laboratory,” the place where we make small-lot wines that incorporate new and exciting approaches to winemaking with different styles and off-beat grape varietals. Sometimes we also call it our “sandbox.” The Edaphos strategy enables us to explore, experiment, and apply some of the lessons we learn to wines we make under our other labels. It also allows us to produce different wines whenever we feel like making them.
2020 Petite Arvine
HONEYDEW, SWEET ORANGES, HERBS
2021 Malvasia Bianca
Russian River Valley
PEACH, HONEYSUCKLE, JASMINE
2021 Ossum Epiphanea
A small amount of whole cluster and a lot of juice from destemming the white grapes, and a roaring native fermentation. It went through different phases of juicy fruit/bubblicious/confectionary and when the white grape tannins started to get a bit rugged, we pressed the wine off-dry and finished it as juice in tank. After primary, we barreled down to neutral puncheons for natural malolactic and it was bottled unfined and unfiltered with only 10 parts of SO2 added through its whole life.
RIPE STRAWBERRIES, APPLE CIDER, SALINITY
2020 Pinot Noir
RED FRUIT, PINE, AND WILD HERBS
BLACK CHERRY, PLUMS, DRIED OREGANO
BLACK PLUMS, CASSIS, PENCIL LEAD