Maître de Chai, Red Table Wine, 2021
Abba Vineyard LODI | CALIFORNIA
Marty & Alex, along with their wives, run the day-to-day of the quaint urban winery, Maitre de Chai (MDC for short) in Berkeley. The pair met while working at the 2-Michelin star restaurant Cyrus back in 2010. Since then, their lives have weaved in and out from notable restaurants, wineries and one another, eventually turning their friendship into a business partnership, and launched one of our favorite wineries to date; MDC. They explore California’s old-school varieties tucked in lesser-loved, organically-farmed, single vineyards. As the name of the winery implies, these two are true keepers of the cellar, using minimal-intervention to guide wholesome, delicious, complete wines into existence. Their wines are a lively and vibrant ode to the past.
Tasting Notes: A delicious light-bodied red to compliment life's day to day. Notes of cranberry, black cherry and cinnamon.
Grape growing/ harvest:
- practicing organic
- hand harvested
- Grenache + 2.5%Zinfandel 2.5%Cabernet
- Native Fermentation
- Neutral Oak
- 12.7% ABV