Region: Napa Valley, California
Tarpon Cellars was founded in 2007 by Jeremy Carter with a focus on connecting people through wine, art and philanthropy. A Georgia native Jeremy has made wine for 15 years in Napa, Sonoma, and New Zealand at wineries like Chappellet, Duckhorn and William Harrison. The brand specializes in single vineyard wines that are minimal intervention, acid-driven and incredibly food friendly. Born out of head trained Zinfandel in St. Helena, their first ever sparkling wine is a space oddity built for hot tubs and holiday parties. They picked this fruit under a full moon in Aquarius and had no idea what they were going to do with it to be perfectly honest. After the native yeast carbonic maceration began, they decided to capture the bubbles so they pressed and bottled it just before completion. The result is a pet nat that is full of both red fruit as well as savory qualities, and just enough effervescence to give it some mystery. Some have called it Lambrusco's hotter big sister, but we will let you decide.