Populis 2016 'Wabi-sabi' Red Blend, Mendocino County
Item Number: 10856
Sub Region: Mendocino
Appellation/AVA: Mendocino County
Grape(s): Zinfandel / Carignane / Syrah / Pinot Noir / Cabernet Franc / Merlot / Tempranillo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 800
The 2016 Populis Wabi-Sabi Red Blend was born from the desire to create a lighthearted, naturally made, extremely drinkable wine from exciting vineyard sites throughout California. Vines range in age from 15 to 70 years and are farmed respectfully in-house and by 3rd and 4th generation farmers.
Vinification: Partial whole cluster for structure and tannin, partially destemmed for mid-palate depth; this wine has a bit of everything. Fermentation occurred with native yeast. Wine is not filtered or fined.
Tasting Notes: This wine has the backbone and rusticity of Italy and Southern France with the pop of fruit that only California brings to the table. The Syrah, Cab Franc, Merlot and Tempranillo bring tobacco and leather while the Zinfandel, Carignane and Pinot Noir open up the fruity side of this wine. Fine tannins finish off an experience that is great alone or with an array of dinner and lunch choices.