Downstream was a collaboration between Justin Smith, Philippe Cambie, and Sasha Verhage. It honored California’s heritage by using Zinfandel, Mataro, and Petite Sirah as the core varietals. The project, wine, and sensibility bridged the best of the California Central Coast and France’s Southern Rhone.
With the passing of our dear friend and partner Philippe Cambie, Downstream has concluded production. It was a shooting star, or more like a streaking comet, lasting a mere 4 vintages but what a run it was. Four incredible wines that only this partnership could have created. We are truly blessed to have spent our time in the sun with such an amazing talent.
2016 was the first vintage and the 2019 vintage was our final offering.
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