Varietally Incorrect Zinfandel 2021
100% Zinfandel · Redwood Valley · 70 Cases
This highly limited release comes from 1 precious ton from Ricetti Vineyard. Light-bodied enough to get along with any meal, this wine offers everything you want Zinfandel to smell like; rhubarb, red currant and a whole lot of balanced fruit.
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750ml, 12.5% ABV
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Dive into the spice cabinet with BBQ chicken with pomegranate molasses to labneh with fresh herbs & cracked black pepper. Go green with grilled radicchio with creamy goat cheese, raw shaved brussels sprouts splashed with grapefruit juice and shaved pecorino.
You’re washing the dirt out from under your nails after a day digging in the garden, firing up the grill, and gathering whoever you call family for an outdoor feast.
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For many years varietally ‘correct’ Zinfandel from the New World meant a wine that was opulent, oakey, higher alcohol, and often sweet with residual sugar. While that definition might suit some, my goal is to make wines that represent the territory where it grows in the most transparent way possible. Simply, I want to express my native state of California. If that means the wine isn’t ‘correct’ by some standard but instead captures the local essence of the varietal? Rejoice!
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Ricetti Vineyard, Redwood Valley, Mendocino County; planted in 1948; dry-farmed (non-irrigated), certified organic vineyard; gravelly loam soils.
Whole clusters (stems intact) sealed in a tank for two days (semi-carbonic maceration). After opening the tank, a mixture of punchdowns and pumpovers were used to gently extract tannin. Pressed prior to dryness and aged in neutral oak barrique for 5 months. Unfined. Unfiltered. Sediment expected.
Cellar // 55-60°F // 13-16°C // This bottle should be cold to the touch, but not frosty.
(February 2022): Free SO2 15 mg/L, total SO2 30 mg/L. All wines are vegan.
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