2020 Obvious Wines Nº01 Dark & Bold Red Blend, Central Coast
Aromas of dark fruits, baking spices, and subtle earthiness. Flavors of black currant, blueberry, and plum with vanilla, clove, and dark chocolate notes. Smooth yet well-structured mouthfeel.
Monterey County Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot vines situated in the southern tip of the Salinas Valley enjoy a cooler climate with morning fogs and afternoon breezes. This results in longer hang times developing rich complex fruit and fresh aromatics.
Eco-Friendly & Social Responsibility:
Certified Sustainable & Vegan
100% Wind-Powered winery with an in-house water recycling system
Organic herbicides and owl boxes to control pests, & regenerative composts
Carbon-Zero corks made from recycled plant material in the U.S.
Fairtrade Commitment for Field Workers (increased salaries & quality of life investments)
Minimal intervention philosophy in the winery.
Cool 60˚F fermentation to enhance fruit expression
Created in 2018 by a reformed “wine-snob” originally from Champagne, France, Obvious Wines founder Brice Baillie noticed a gap between an overall growing interest and love for Boutique, Vegan & Eco-friendly wines, yet a high level of intimidation towards selecting and discussing them.
So he decided to create an accessible and playful brand that still checked all the necessary boxes of high-quality, eco-conscious wine. So, he got to work cold-calling wineries in California to identify those who were open to partnerships and met his criteria. Eventually, he got a bite, and Obvious Wines was born.
In4 a case. Bought six bottles lasts October and they’ve been nice for the price. While expectations were capped as being informed by the price the payoff was above and beyond what i had hoped for. It’s easy drinking crowd pleasing red with more body than anticipated in a pleasant way.