Lot 786 | 2018 Mendocino
A terrific contender for value wine of the year, and a perfect everyday red blend.
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- Carignan 49%, Petite Sirah 41%, Syrah 4%, Grenache 3%, Zinfandel 3%
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- Now through 2025
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A “Field Blend” is a wine made from different grapes planted in the same vineyard, grown side by side, then harvested and fermented together to exhibit a distinct way to showcase a vineyard’s terroir. The Old World has been doing this for a long time – winemakers in Vienna have been producing their traditional Gemischter Satz for centuries, and the field blends of Alsace date as far back as the middle ages. In the same spirit, many Northern California wineries are also planted this way, with heritage field blend vineyards that date back to the late 1800s.
Lot 786 is an epic old vine Carignan-Petite Sirah blend (with additional small amounts of Syrah, Grenache, and Zinfandel), sourced from the same gentleman that produced our Gold Medal & 92pt scoring Lot 674. With 30-40 years making wine in Mendocino under his belt, there are few who know how to get the most from these lands better. A fabulous value for price.
Like Lot #674, this is another Mendocino field blend gem. Mendocino wines are always a bargain from CH Wine.
Aroma is black cherry, light violets, and a hint of allspice. Flavor is more granite....black cherry is still there, but fades to the background a bit. Little bit tight, but super balanced and flavorful. This is screaming for some food, and I just happen to have pizza dough on the counter, so let's see how it pairs ;)
Enjoyed this with a pasta dinner and was delicious! My guests really enjoyed!
Another CHW Best Value!
I ordered it based on how much I enjoyed 674 hoping I wouldn't be disappointed. I'm not! A great summer sipper! Not too heavy. Some nice spice. Priced for everyday enjoyment.
This blend was well-balanced and had subtle flavors of red fruit. There was a finish with high tannins that left your mouth feeling satisfied.