Kenny Likitprakong and his wife, Lynn, started Hobo Wine Company in 2002 by producing just two barrels of Dry Creek Zinfandel. Today they make a range of wines from across Northern California, the majority of which are produced from organic and sustainably farmed vineyards, and all are consistently great in terms of both quality and value. Folk Machine is a project of Hobo Wine Company and was created in 2005 as a home for Pinot Noir, but is now also the mainly dedicated to the producer’s more esoteric line of wines. The goal is to make wines that are balanced, have a sense of place and time, and, above all else, are delicious.
Made from equal parts Syrah and Grenache, this is one of three wines that Folk Machine produces from the famed Brosseau Vineyard, in the Chalone appellation. High in the Gavilans, the site is known for large deposits of granite and limestone that result in extremely low yields. This is Folk Machine’s first bottling of Syrah/Grenache from the vineyard.
Made with 50% whole cluster, moderate maceration, and spontaneous fermentation, this wine is dark, rich, and powerful, but moderate in alcohol and surprisingly drinkable. Only two puncheons produced.
Another red you can put a chill on and enjoy with a wide range of foods, including those with some spice.
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1167 N Howe Street
Chicago, IL 60610