2012 Cinsault

$29.00

4.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

This is an A typical rich and intense Cinsault that explodes strawberry and spiced rhubarb pie in the glass. Cinsault has the elegant weight of a Pinot and the wild berry fruit forward attitude of a Zinfandel.

Food Pairings: Peking duck, roasted chicken, lamb burgers, carnitas tacos, Thanksgiving dinner.

91 points Wine Enthusiast

Only 500 cases produced.

14.5% alcohol.

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Description

Vineyard Notes:

Bechthold Vineyard, Lodi CA – The oldest vineyard in Lodi, 130 year old Cinsault vines are head trained, organically grown and dry farmed. The age of the vines yields a small crop, giving rich complex flavor to the fruit in this vineyard. Onesta is one of 10 different wineries working with fruit from this one of a kind vineyard, harvesting from the weakest block where the vines produce the most concentrated fruit. Average crop load is only 3 tons/acre, which is extremely low for Cinsault.

Vinification:

100% Cinsault hand harvested in the cool early morning air. The fruit is sorted in the vineyard and destemmed to open top tanks for fermentation. Once in tank, 20% of the light pink juice is bled off for rosé, allowing more concentration for the red Cinsault wine. After a 2 day cold soak, the fermentation takes off and all the color and flavor are extracted from the skins. After pressing, the Cinsault is aged in neutral French oak barrels for one year.

Additional information

Weight1.81437 lbs
Dimensions20 x 20 x 20 in

2 reviews for 2012 Cinsault

  1. 4 out of 5

    Very good. Received as a Christmas present. Decanted for about two hours.

  2. 4 out of 5

    An excellent wine – full bodied and fruit forward. Smooth, restrained tannins. *Excellent* with camembert. Easy to drink for those new to wine but a real pleasure for the wine enthusiast. Will be ordering many more bottles…

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