Martha Stoumen Wines 2019 'Mendo Benchlands' Red Blend, Mendocino County
Item Number: 14327
Sub Region: Mendocino
Appellation/AVA: Mendocino County
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 60% Nero d'Avola / 40% Zinfandel
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Vineyard Sources - Nero d'Avola:
- 50% Chiarito Vineyard, Ukiah, Mendocino County ; a new vineyard that Martha Stoumen has been leasing and farming; dry farmed (no irrigation) vines; farmed according to organic principles without the use of pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fungicides.
- 37% Benson Ranch Vineyard, Ukiah, Mendocino County ; 14-year-old dry farmed (no irrigation) vines; farmed according to organic principles without the use of pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fungicides.
- 13% Fox Hill Vineyard, Talmage Bench, Mendocino County ; 33-year-old vines; farmed without the use of pesticides, herbicides, and synthetic fungicides.
Vineyard Sources - Zinfandel:
- 100% Chiarito Vineyard, Ukiah, Mendocino County
Tasting Notes: Juicy aromas of plum and black cherries balanced with hints of herbaceous black tea immediately draw you into this wine. Serious and playful in all the right ways; think the mature older brother of the Post Flirtation Red Blend .
Martha Stoumen's Notes: "The Mendocino Benchlands blend has been resurrected (original vintage was 2015) as a result of a new vineyard we are leasing and farming in Mendocino County called Chiarito. The blend of Nero d’Avola and Zinfandel is inspired by the classic Cerasuolo di Vittoria blend of Nero d’Avola and Frappato from Sicily. A Cerasuolo di California, if you will. The name of this wine refers to the Mendocino benchlands where all of the original Italian vineyards were planted (rather than the valley floor). All of the vineyards in this blend are planted on those uplifted benchlands."