2015 Cinsault

$40.00

This is an atypical, rich and intense Cinsault that explodes strawberry and spiced rhubarb pie in the glass. The 2015 vintage produced fruit with higher tannin levels, giving a bigger structure and more mid-palate weight. The big red fruit is nicely balanced with white pepper and a hint of “Rhone meatiness.”

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

Only 300 cases produced.

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Description

Vineyard Notes:

The Bechthold vineyard is the oldest vineyard in the Lodi region, planted in 1886. It is the oldest Cinsault vineyard in the world! The old vines are head trained, organically grown and dry farmed. Onesta is lucky to have a 4.2 acre block on the east side of the vineyard where the weakest vines are planted producing the most concentrated fruit in the whole vineyard.

Vinification:

100% Cinsault from 130 year old vines in the famous Bechthold Vineyard in Lodi. The perfect recipe involves gentle handling, saignée, cold soak, raging fermentation, extended maceration, and 12 months aging untouched in neutral French oak barrels.