Old World Meets New World Technology
for Entirely Different Wines
Concrete is a collaboration of Winemakers Barry Gnekow and Joseph Smith partnered with Tyson Rippey and is named for the 1940’s concrete fermenting tank in which a portion of the wine is fermented.
The wines are a unique mix of different winemaking techniques: A portion concrete tank fermented, a portion Flash Détente extracted and fermented in oak barrels, and a portion stainless steel fermented. Old World meets New World technology resulting in rich, layered, juicy, textured wines that explodes with flavor in the mouth – delivering the patent-pending flavor profile they call the “Vertical Palate.” Concrete’s innovative blend of technology crafts a $20 value wine that tastes like a $50+ wine.
• Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi
• Old Vine Reserve Zinfandel, Lodi
• Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Concrete Selected as a Wine Business
Monthly Top 10 Hot Brands of 2014
“While quality is always our first and foremost consideration, Hot Brands is not simply a list of the best or most interesting wines we’ve tasted during the year. This list delves more deeply into what it means to be a part of the American wine industry. These are wineries that best exemplify their region or variety, or that dared to take big risks (with big rewards) in creating a new category or technique. In 2014, that common thread was that these wineries are all pioneers in some way. Each of the wineries on this list are helping to forge new paths that will be used for generations to come.” WineBusiness.com Jan 15, 2015