La Clarine Farm 2017 'B-Sides' (Mourvedre/Syrah), Sierra Foothills
Item Number: 13535
Sub Region: Sierra Foothills
Appellation/AVA: Sierra Foothills
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Mourvedre / Syrah
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 11.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Volcanic loam soil
Elevation: 2900 to 3000 feet
Case Production: 154
This Mourvedre and Syrah duo came about after Hank had blended together his 2017 Funky Drummer . There were several lots of really delicious wine that didn’t make that blend, so, taking his cue from the musical inspiration already in the air, Hank decided the A-side cut (Funky Drummer) needed a B-Side.
Winemaking Notes: The Mourvèdre was sourced from a plot near Camino, CA. This is a young-ish vine plot that previously went into the Jambalaia Rouge blend. The Syrah is from Sumu Kaw. These vines are mature, and lend a bit of gravitas to the blend, helping to anchor the wine. Everything was whole cluster fermented and aged in tank. The wine is unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: The B-Sides is bright and full of energy, showing lovely flashes of smoke and soil. There is a slight autumnal feel to the wine, like the warm glow of late afternoon, low-angle sunlight through golden/red tree leaves, spilling through your living room window. This is the perfect red wine for Fall drinking.