2016 Post Flirtation
Carignan/Zinfandel· 330 cases produced
This is a zippy, glou glou (french wine slang for gulpable) version of a traditional California red blend:
At only 11.3% alcohol this wine showcases all of the raspberry, hibiscus, and rhubarb zing that these two grapes can exhibit when picked on the fresher side. This is the perfect chillable red you’ll be grabbing for as the weather starts warming up.
Carignan (65%). Planted 1948. Head-trained, dry-farmed. Mediterranean climate. Venturi Vineyard, Mendocino County AVA. Sandstone/quartz. Whole cluster, foot stomped fermentation and aged in neutral oak for 6 months.
Zinfandel (35%). Planted in the 60’s, these head-trained, dry farmed vines are the youngest in the historic Del Barba vineyard in Contra Costa County. Grown in pure sand. Imagine walking on the beach—that’s what the soil is like in this vineyard. Destemmed and aged in stainless steel for 6 months to preserve freshness.
11.3% alc/vol· Free SO2: 12 ppm· Total SO2: 39 ppm
Label art by Jon Patch