“Soif” is French for “thirst”, and this wine embraces the Vin de Soif style so popular in Parisian wine bars: low tannin, juicy, and fun. Soif was a wine that was conceived in the midst of harvest, when there was a slight “hiccup” in our crop projections. Now, five vintages later, I am now justifying this as the universe’s way of forcing all of our “what ifs” on early release, whole cluster red wines. This year, we led with our lighter style Merlot and Cabernet Franc; we picked it early, with good acidity and lots of bright citrus and red fruit aromas and flavors. Once again Soif ends up being the wine version of the friend who is always positive, who refuses to let you take life too seriously. Its fresh, low tannin nature allows it to be served cool to chilled, making for a flexible Summer red wine.