Husband and wife team Matt Reid and Marcy Webb founded The People’s Wine Revolution with the goal to produce well made wines at reasonable prices. Matt studied at UC Davis earning his MS in Viticulture & Enology. He was winemaker at Seavey Vineyard and Quixote Winery, and the Custom Crush Winemaker at Failla Wines and also worked alongside winemakers Philippe Melka, Ehren Jordan and Aaron Pott. The wines of The People’s Wine Revolution are made from grapes purchased from respected growers.
|Wine maker notes
|Our 2008 “Bea’s Knees” is a blend of Petite Sirah (86%) and Zinfandel (14%) from the Sierra Foothills, a region unlike any other in California due to its elevation and granitic soils. Petite Sirah and Zinfandel are two of the varieties that excel in these hills and this is a beautiful blend. The naturally abundant tannins of Petite Sirah are tempered by the Zinfandel, producing a wine with a commanding presence, but not one that will frighten the horses! The Zinfandel also adds bright bing cherry and black raspberry flavors to the rich blackberry, blueberry and mocha flavors from the Petite Sirah.
The Petite Sirah is from 10-year-old vines planted 2700 feet above sea level near Placerville in El Dorado County. The Zinfandel is from 20-year-old vines at 1800 feet on decomposed granite near Fiddletown.