Las Jaras Wines (375 ml) 2021 'Waves' Red, Mendocino (can)
Item Number: 17005
Sub Region: Mendocino
Appellation/AVA: Mendocino County
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 29% Zinfandel / 24% Grenache / 20% Valdiguié / 19% Carignan / 8% Counoise
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 375 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.51
Residual Sugar(g/L): 2.1 g/L
Total Acidity: 5.98 g/L
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Winemaking Notes: 2021 was a drought year where red grapes had very small berries; this made it challenging to make a light red wine. Therefore, the classic Jules Chauvet version of the carbonic maceration method where the tank is drained of juice daily was used for most of the lots in this wine. There was really no juice contact with the skins or the stems, and the resulting wine is a pure carbonic maceration. 10ppm SO2 was added after digging out and pressing the tanks and an additional 10ppm was added three weeks before bottling. 25% of this blend was aged in oak, creating a nice balance of warm tones and crunchy fruit.
Tasting Notes: The 2021 Waves Red has aromas black plum, earth, dark cherry and violets. The palate has an unctuous middle full of black plum, cherry, and cocoa powder. There is only the slightest hint of mouth coating tannin and a long dry finish. A little sparkle makes it super lively on the palate. This wine can be enjoyed out of the can or in a glass.