Cool, umami, faintly minty valdiguié/petite sirah blend. Ennoble your takeout.
Appellation: North Coast, CA
Grape Varieties: 51% Valdiguié, 18% Mixed Reds, 13% Carignan, 10% Syrah, 8% St. Laurent, and Pinot Noir
Vineyards: Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, and Suisun counties.
Viticulture: organic and sustainable
Vinification: Approximately 20% of the blend was fermented whole cluster. All of the grapes were fermented in concrete and then pressed into older French oak barrels, a few puncheons, concrete tanks, and a small amount of stainless steel with an eye on transparency of fruit. Malolactic occurred naturally with the wine receiving a light sulfur addition immediately before bottling.
Aging: 12 months in a combination of stainless steel tank, concrete, and neutral oak
Production: 3100 cases
Notes: The wine is above all drinkable, nearly thirst quenching with exotic floral aromas, captivating fruit leaning towards berries and bramble with a striking verve and concrete minerality moving to subtle tannins and a refreshing finish.