Post Flirtation Red 2020
54% Carignan, 46% Zinfandel · California · 1909 Cases
This wine tastes like a lively hibiscus agua fresca with notes of orange peel and juicy pomegranate. A kitchen chameleon and a balanced blend, Carignan brings savory flavors while juicy Zinfandel brings sweet spices like clove and cinnamon.
750mL, 12% ABV
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Any taco you can dream up. This wine gets along with colorful plates like lamb kebabs with crushed tomatoes over saffron rice, BBQ chicken with pomegranate molasses, and labneh with fresh herbs.
An impromptu happy hour has started in your kitchen – snacks, laughter, and light Italian disco start playing out of nowhere. If you’re about to dive into your favorite takeout or just need some California love, reach for this bottle.
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This wine is so joyous, and to me, distinctly Californian. I never knew how much I loved Zinfandel until I started working as Chris Brockway’s (Broc Cellars) Assistant Winemaker. When picked before the grape berries begin to shrivel, you get amazing hibiscus, rhubarb, pomegranate, and baking spices from Zin. Like an avocado, the window is small between unripe and overripe for Zin, and I watch our Zinfandel vineyards closely. Carignan, Zin’s less celebrated companion, provides a savory component reminiscent of driving through California chaparral, and, like Ricetti’s, can be incredibly complex with 70 years of vine age. I’m not re-inventing the wheel with this classic old vine Zin/Carignan blend, just lightening things up a bit.
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54% Carignan, 46% Zinfandel
Zinfandel from Del Barba Vineyard, Oakley, CA; dry farmed on sand (like walking on a beach).
Carignan from Ricetti Vineyard, Mendocino County; planted in 1948; certified organic; dry farmed on gravelly loam.
Carignan and Zinfandel, both 100% destemmed, fermented separately and aged in stainless steel tanks for 6 months before blending and bottling.
Chilled. We like to put Post Flirtation Red in the fridge for ~20 minutes and then enjoy.
(February 2021): Free SO2 4 mg/L, total SO2 31 mg/L; 0.4 g/L RS (dry). Unfined. Unfiltered. Sediment expected. All wines are vegan.
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