Our first red wine coming out of our Estate Vineyard in Ojai. Block 4 is a planted field blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. This wine is destined to become our flagship.
“An impressive showing form a region once lost to Pierce’s disease, this bottling of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot combines fresh boysenberry aromas with crushed mint, black pepper and a hint of chile. The palate offers fresh-pressed blueberry juice with chopped dill and spearmint, giving much promise for new vineyards in Ojai. Editors’ Choice.” 90 points Wine Enthusiast, Matt Kettmann
Cani Amante grew out of a love for the land, family, and of course, wine. The owners, Debbie and Ed Guerra, took one look at the 38 acre parcel in 2005 and fell in love. The views were stunning looking up from the flat 4-5 acres which would naturally become the vineyard. One side, the striking Topa Topa Mountains, the other, the hills of Nordoff Peak on the edge of Los Padres National Forest; another, Ventura in the far distance with a sliver of Lake Casitas, and the crowning jewel, a knoll on the property which captures the infamous Ojai Pink Moment every waning afternoon.
Cani Amante grows Riesling for a dry white, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot for a Bordeaux type blend and then the majority of the vineyard is a few select Italian red varietals; Montepulciano, Sangiovese, Nebbiolo and Barbara.
An Estate Vineyard for Four Brix Winery meaning both the vineyard care and wine production is in our hands. The collaboration between Four Brix, Martin Ramirez, Vineyard Manager, owner of Vineyards of Ojai, and the Guerra Family has been harmonious. The group believes in farming practices that are both organic and sustainable to build the best crop possible each year. Look for this vineyard to make a statement about grape growing in Ojai.