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Saracina

2011 Old Soul Red
Mendocino County

2011 Old Soul Red
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
Mendocino County
Acid
0.62gm/100 ml
pH
3.74
Bottling Date
June 20, 2013
Alcohol %
14.8
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$30.00
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SKU: 2011OSR
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
Mendocino County
Acid
0.62gm/100 ml
pH
3.74
Bottling Date
June 20, 2013
Alcohol %
14.8
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The grapes were harvested and field-sorted by hand beginning with our estate-grown Zinfandel on October 1 and ending with our estate-grown Malbec on October 17. Brix averaged 24.5. More than 50 percent of the grapes were sourced from our organically farmed vineyards at Saracina Ranch; the balance was sourced from three other low-yield, organically farmed Mendocino vineyards, ranging in age from 13 to 40 years.
Production Notes
The grapes were picked at full maturity, de-stemmed and gently crushed into fermenters. The must soaked at a cool temperature for four to seven days, at which point native yeast fermentation began. Post- fermentation maceration with heat followed for approximately one week. The wine was aged in both Burgundian and American three-year-old seasoned oak (25% new) for 18 months, which included five months of native malolactic fermentation. The blend was assembled and bottled unfiltered in June of 2013.
Winemaker Notes
The wine has a beautiful, deep ruby color, a product of its Petite Sirah component. Aromas are dark and intense, with exotic raspberry, black cherry, and cracked pepper notes. The palate shows both richness and elegance, with a ripe tannic structure and spiciness that reflects the vintage. Pair it throughout the year with your favorite comfort food: ribs or burgers from the grill, pizza or pasta with a Bolognese sauce, or a wild mushroom risotto.

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