brass tacks (noun):
the most fundamental considerations; essentials
At Brass Tacks, we believe the essence of California wine is the fruit. Our winemaking starts in the vineyard, where we cultivate the unique characteristics of each varietal and vineyard. The results are wines that aren't over-manipulated, allowing the personality of the fruit to shine through.
Let's get down to brass tacks, shall we? This is the phrase that echoed Daniel LeFrancois's desire to craft wines that are true expressions of California's wine growing regions and varietals. Daniel sources fruit from premier regions throughout California, each selected to add specific nuances to the final wine. Through traditional winemaking practices, Daniel creates wines that are reflective of classic varietal characteristics, resulting in approachable wines that are flavorful, harmonious, and food-friendly.