The trio of winemakers behind Aimee June Winery was passionate about drinking great wine, but they couldn't necessarily afford to keep up the habit. To solve this dilemma, they saw two possible answers: become wildly successful treasure hunters, or make wine themselves; they opted for the latter. Taking an old-school approach, they fine-tuned their winemaking process, crafting wines using native yeasts and in small lots with minimal filtration. Long, cold "soaks" and barrel fermentation resulted in a finished product layered with flavor and complexity, packaged in bottles adorned with labels that feature hand-made artwork. Varietals include the bold 2010 Sangiovese, a peppery 2009 Syrah, a fruit-forward Grenache from 2009, and the bold Cabernet.