Carmody McKnight brightens the future of wine. The Big Sur Estate epitomizes the “Natural Wine” movement creating luxury wines nearly impossible to be duplicated on any viticultural or oenological level.
Adding chemicals for flavor and commercial consistency may do a good job mimicking nature but they are chemicals that will not vary and unfortunately toxic.
The chemical-added assault in most red wine is evident at first glance. How opaque is the wine in the glass? Can you see to the bottom, even read text through the glass? Or so dark you can barely see light through it? If so, it usually means the wine required added color. This speaks loud and clear to inferior grapes and a resultant wine dependent on additive chemicals to be drinkable. What is there to judge after that? Being clever with chemicals?
When attending a live symphonic performance each movement offers its own sensory experience. Tasting a natural luxury wine provides a sensory event which will always be different…and pure.
The tasting notes below describe each movement or session which delivers separate and diverse expressions of the varietal and its endowment of virtuoso terroir.