The Bomb

When Chris and Elijah ventured into winemaking in 2009, they used the centuries-old négociant model. Their first blend was a Cabernet from Napa followed by a Chardonnay from the Russian River Valley. In 2012, the pair bought Nine North Wine Company, that at the time produced appellation specific Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah under six different labels.

With so much wine to create with, one day hanging out with their winemaker, they were joking around about doing away with variety, appellation and historical blending techniques traditionally employed and just focus on making a wine that tastes really great and over-delivers for the money.

The first F Bomb Red was a blend of Grenache, Mourvedre and Tannat which sold out immediately. The next bottling was a blend of Grenache and Barbera. Chris and Elijah continue with the original goal of making a blend that is fun and tastes incredible without the traditional limitations.


Vintage: 2019


Juicy aromas of strawberry hard candy and red plum jump out of the glass, with a light framing of toasty vanilla oak. The lush mouth is soft and inviting, with layers of ripe blue and red berries, with a balance of “sweet” mission fig.

Enjoy this crowd pleaser with BBQ’d pork tenderloin, beef or chicken tacos or on its own.

Technical information

  • Varieties: Grenache, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Aging: Six months in used French and American oak barrels.
  • Appellation: California
  • Alcohol: 13.67%
  • TA: 4.7
  • pH: 3.9
  • RS: .53