Las Jaras Wines (250 ml) 2022 'Waves' Red, Mendocino (Loose Cans)
Item Number: 19236
Sub Region: Mendocino
Appellation/AVA: Mendocino County
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 69% Merlot / 14% Zinfandel / 13% Carignan / 4% Chenin Blanc
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 250 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.34
Residual Sugar(g/L): 2.1
Total Acidity: 5.91
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 2000
Winemaking Notes: For this wine, Las Jaras has been trying to capture a deep flavor of black plum but with light weight. To accomplish this, they co-fermented Merlot and Zinfandel in an innovative way by pumping Zinfandel juice into a tank of Merlot skins. They call this method “reverse saignée.” It has a lot of advantages over carbonic maceration — most notably a cleaner fermentation that results in a lighter wine that has a ton of fruit character. This wine was fined using a new type of fining agent that is vegan, made from potato protein and chitosan (aspergillus niger derived) to remove a bit of persistent sticky tannin from the finish. This wine has been filtered.
Tasting Notes: The 2022 vintage of Waves Red Wine is perfectly juicy and quaffable due to co-fermented Zinfandel juice with Merlot skins. The nose has aromas of black plum, earth, dark cherry and violets. The palate has an unctuous core of black plum and cocoa powder with only the slightest wisp of mouth-coating tannin and a long dry finish. Enjoy frosty cold!