Las Jaras, Sweet Berry Wine, Mendocino County, California, 2019
Overview of the Wine The grapes for this blend are grown on dry-farmed old vines and sourced from vineyards in the center of Mendocino County. All of the vineyards we source from farm without the use of systemic chemicals and are either organic or are transitioning to organic farming. Most of the Carignan, Zinfandel, and all of theCharbonograpes come from Gary Venturi’s vineyard inCalpella, where they are farmed inYokayosandy loam soils.
We also get a bit of the Carignan from the certified organicRicettiVineyard. 12% of the Carignan comes from the certified organic Testa Vineyard, and five percent of the Zinfandel comes from certified organic Hillside Vineyards in Talmage.
Tasting Notes The 2019 release of our flagship wine in one word? Finesse.It wasa wet spring followed by a warm, dry growing season with few extreme heat events. This resulted in a refined wine that is powerful but quite suave; it is tasting great upon release! The wine has rich aromas of dark cherry, plum and blackberry as well as hints of cocoa nibs, allspice, and damp earth. Take a sip and you’ll find blue fruit, deep cherry, caraway, and saline earth with supple tannins and a long, savory finish.