2022 Holiday Gift Box Heirlooms Reds
This box is stuffed with big, juicy old vine reds. Conversation starters, all of them.
2019 Sativa, Mendocino Carignan - An old-timey red wine from old-timer Jim McCutchen's 1960's-era vineyards planted atop Pine Mountain. These head trained vines on poor rocky soil give us a powerful red wine with equal parts black fruit and sun baked wild herbs. The wine's tannins will welcome anything from the slow cooker or even a traditional holiday brisket.
2020 Indica Red Table Wine - This wine, poured in trendy restaurants from San Francisco to New York City, comes from a historic, 1940's vineyard called Casa Verde. It's a field blend of red and white grapes, but mostly Carignan. Juicier, plummier, and more whimsical than Sativa, we like this one with grilled pork chops, or seared duck breast.
2019 Lolonis Vineyard, Redwood Valley Valdiguie - A rare grape variety that for decades was incorrectly identified as Napa Gamay, this wine does have some similarities to the best wines of Beaujolais, but it it perhaps more severe in its tannic structure. Punched-out berry fruit and hibiscus flowers dominate calling to mind some roasted quail or guinea hen.