TIMBRE is the “color” of music. It is what makes two voices sound different, even when singing the same song. It is why two winemakers, working with the same vineyards, make unique wine. As a terroir-driven winery, we make wines expressive of the places and times from which they came. As winemakers, we channel those sites through our experience, adding our own mark—our TIMBRE—to the resulting wines.
Founded by Joshua Klapper, TIMBRE WINERY is the culmination of years of hard work, and dedication to our craft. It is winemaking expressed through the universal language of musical sound.
AVA and vintage notes
2019 is our fourth vintage designating a wine from Mission Ranch vineyard, but we have been working with the owners since 2007! The Salinas Valley, where Mission Ranch resides, is a gateway to the Pacific Ocean, much like our coastal valleys in Santa Barbara County. The Salinas Valley’s angle to the ocean is much steeper though, resulting in a combination of maritime influence and inland protection. As a result, this wine presents a balance of red and black fruit elements.
Dark red, the nose of this wine reminds me of a red velvet cupcake. Chocolate notes, with citrus flowers, cranberry, and strawberry, round out earthy and mushroom notes on the palate.