Post Flirtation Red Blend 2017
55% Zinfandel, 45% Carignan
Zinfandel (55%): Non-certified organic. Planted in the 60’s, these head-trained, dry farmed (non irrigated) 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 & aged in neutral tanks for 6 months to preserve freshness.
Carignan (45%): Certified organic. Planted 1948. Head-trained, dry-farmed vines lovingly tended to by the Ricetti family (alongside their bees and chickens) in one of the coolest climates in the greater Ukiah area, Redwood Valley AVA. Whole cluster, foot-tread fermentation and aged in neutral oak for 6 months, this Carignan has inky color, bright acid, and brings all of the tannin to the blend.
This wine is the person at the party that talks to everyone, makes perfectly timed jokes, and is versatile enough to end the night debating politics or dancing up on the tables—just depends on what party you’re throwing. Post Flirtation red is exuberant and accessible, showcasing brambly California fruit, but also has brooding pomegranate, balanced acidity, and a bit of tannin to be serious in all the right ways.
Production: 720 cases
Free SO2 11 ppm, Total SO2 12 ppm