For the 2017 vintage of the Sweet Berry Wine our goal was to make a wine that is softer than our 2016 vintage. Whereas the 2016 was essentially 100% Carignan (except for a few bunches of Golden Chasellas grapes thrown in during the pick) we played with blending four varieties for the 2017.\nWe wanted the wine to still be full of juicy red fruit but with an added zippy acidity so we chose to use the Carignan \nmixed with Zinfandel as a base and added a touch of Cabernet and Charbono. \nThe result is fresh with bright red plum and sour cherry notes. If drinking this wine right away, it is best to decant first which will prevent dissolved CO2 from having a tannic grip on the palate. This wine will be at its best from mid 2019–2024 and beyond if stored properly. For a hot summer day serve chilled.