"Rebel Coast’s story starts off as a shot in the dark from a crazy man named Chip Forsythe. He studied winemaking in college at Cal Poly in SLO, and had been making wine in his backyard the whole time he was working harvests for near by wineries. In the beginning, Rebel Coast Winery was just an idea… so naturally it needed some guts and stupidity to help make it real. Chip searched high and…high and found Doug Burkett.
Now Doug once sold wine for Chip at his previous winery back in the day. Doug was living the dream, working as a bartender and a professional mechanical bull rider in Sacramento. Somehow it only took 37 phone calls to trick Doug quitting his job, breaking a lease and leaving Sacramento behind to help build the winery. Things took off and Chip and Doug needed more help…a lot more help. Just when Rebel Coast was getting a tad out of hand, a beautiful blonde angel appeared.
Also a Cal Poly grad, Kate Seiberlich decided a corporate job was not a fit for her. Against all the advice Doug and Chip could give her, she quit her job and began the crusade of late nights, wine, more wine, and the occasional brushes with the law.That was almost 2 years ago…The original three are still together and having more fun than ever. The core team has grown as roommates have quit their jobs to join the cause.
The original 3 has grown to 17 strong with no signs of slowing down. We would like to think that the driving force behind our success is the tried and true philosophy that it takes a lot of beer to make good wine. Oh and for fun Chip put everyone’s name and cell phone numbers on every cork, so give us call if any of this sounds suspicious. Or if its past 2am and you consider yourself a Cougar. In that case call Doug." - Winery Notes
Rebel Coast "Reckless Love" Red Blend 2013 Tasting Notes
"A traditional new world style California cocktail wine. Medium bodied with a velvety mouth feel, followed by the bright red fruit of cherries and raspberries. We cut the tannins from the Cabernet by blending in a central coast Syrah. The Syrah gives this wine a white pepper and vanilla characteristic right as the bottle opens, while the Cabernet keeps a backbone of caramel, oak, and dark vineyard soil." - Winery Notes
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Syrah 50%