Lilied began as an idea from Sashi Moorman to produce a soulful, rustic blend of equal parts Syrah and Cabernet Franc similar in style to wines by inconclast Provencal producer, Domaine Trevallon. We co-fermented without additives or temperature control the Cabernet Franc fruit from the wind swept hills of western Potter Valley along with Syrah from the historic Rim Rock vineyard located in the cool climate Arroyo Grande valley 100% whole cluster. With these two tannic varieties, a long élevage — first in barrique then in puncheon — was crucial to resolve the firm tannins into silky, fine-grain tannins that dance on the mid-palate. The nervy nature and dark fruit profile of the Cabernet Franc married with the savage wildness of Syrah makes for quite a striking wine and one you can confidently enjoy now. The name ‘lilied’ means to adorn as well as a combination of the names of Lilian and Edward Kimmel the founders of Kimmel Ranch.