Nouveau is the name given to the first wine of any given vintage to be released, which typically happens in November. The style originated out of Beaujolais, just south of Burgundy where they make wines from Gamay Noir using a technique called carbonic maceration, in which open top tanks that have been inertized with carbon dioxide are filled with whole cluster grapes and then sealed for a number of days. Pioneering wine chemist and natural winemaker Jules Chauvet employed the technique in the mid 20st century to make light, fruity and delicious wines, and the Las Jaras team has mimicked this method. The blend is made up of two lots of old vine Valdiguié, also known as Napa Gamay and a tank of co-fermented, destemmed Petite Sirah and Zinfandel. The wine is mega delicious, with a nose full of blackberry and blueberry and gobs of red plum, boysenberry, and pomegranate on the super juicy palate.