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2019 Cinsault

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VARIETAL. 100% Cinsault

VINEYARD. Bechthold Vineyard; Mokelumne River, Clement Hills.

WINEMAKING. The Bechthold Vineyard was planted in 1886 and is home to the world's oldest surviving Cinsault vines. The thick-trunked and gnarly twisted vines resemble short trees rather than grape vines. It was also named "Vineyard of the Year" at the 2014 California State Fair. The grapes are fermented in ¾ ton fermentation bins where the cap is punched down twice daily. After fermentation, the wine is aged in French oak barrels (50% new barrels) for 10-months.

Aroma: Floral and ripe strawberry notes with hints of various dried fruits, seductively perfumed with herbs de Provence.
Palate: A light-bodied wine with low tannins, brimming with mouthwatering flavors of dried cherry, blood orange, rhubarb, and a hint of clove.

FOOD PAIRING. Classically paired with escargot. It is also lovely with a rich lamb stew, braised short ribs, smoked salmon, wood-fired pizza, or a caprese salad.

GOLD MEDAL - SF Chronicle Wine Competition

Area of Origin: Languedoc-Roussillon, Southern France
Alcohol Content: 13.8%
Aging Potential: Drink Now - 2028
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Ancient Cinsault vines planted in 1886.
Bechtold Vineyard, Mokelumne River

Vintage 2019
Wine Style Red Wine
Size 750 ml