DEUX PUNX ORANGE CHARDONNAY
Since 2008, Deux Punx have been making minimalist wines from a variety of Northern California locations. Dan and Aaron love the producers and grapes that surround them: brambly Pinot Noir off of native root stalk from Elk Prairie Vineyards high above the Eel River in Humboldt County; tart strawberry Grenache Noir and Rose from the Tejada family's beautiful Lake County Vineyard; tropical fruit-laden Scribner Bend Viognier from Clarksburg's rich delta soil; lean and mineral Suma Kaw whites from the Sierra Foothills; the white pepper of Albini Carneros Cabernet Franc.
All of their wines are produced, aged, and bottled from a shared roll up in the light-industrial River East neighborhood of Napa. Each wine is produced in the same manner- native fermentation, minimal so2, neutral oak, and ambient temperatures- and they do their best to not screw with what comes out of the vineyards. Just respect for the raw material, embracing the differences from one year to the next.