When it comes to working with Rhône varietals, Zac Wasserman couldn’t have found a better teacher than Santa Ynez Valley syrah legend Joey Tensley, for whom he’s been assistant winemaker the past few years.
Frequency is Wasserman’s own label — already catching attention for, among other things, a co-fermented Grenache-Syrah-Mourvedre blend and a new tasting room in Los Alamos — and this bottling is the first in what he plans to be an annual collaboration series with musicians.
The inaugural project is with the ever-evolving “chillwave” artist and Berkeley-based producer Chazwick Bundick, better known as Toro Y Moi, and the wine, a syrah from Verna’s Vineyard near Los Alamos, is appropriately funky, with tarry, damp herb spice laid across boysenberry-balsamic fruit.
Look for this collector’s edition bottle to hit the market soon. See frequencywines.com.