2019 Indica Red Table Wine, Mendocino County Magnum
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We first put a Carignan to bottle in 2006--a blend of old vine Carignan and Petite Sirah--at a time few had ever heard of this grape. In 2019, we allocated some fruit from each of the historic Mendocino ranches we've long sourced from— Lolonis (circa 1942), McCutchen (circa 1960s), and Bartolomei (circa 1940s)--and blended up a more complex version of Indica. This is no carbonic hipster juice, but rather a serious red table wine more akin to Gigondas or Cru Beaujolais. Mostly Carignan with a few barrels of Valdiguie blended in to tweak the pleasure dial, this bottle is always early to empty at neighborhood BBQs.
blueberry compote, dried rosemary, iron
plum skin, granite, black raspberry
BBQ spare ribs, salsiccia pizza, grilled flank steak