Popped and poured before (and through) Thanksgiving dinner. Strikingly light in color, like a pinot noir. Mysterious nose of earth and mushroom on opening, with unusual fruit (pomegranate?) behind. Medium body in the mouth, some berry and cherry in addition to the pomegranate, tannin very light (again like a pinot noir), but there is a bright, refreshing acidity to make it food friendly. Overall a fascinating experience (never tasted a Cinsault before), one extra point for adventures in rare varietals.
Made with 60% light and elegant cinsault from Ca' del Solo and 40% intense and concentrated cinsault from 100 year old vines in the warmer Woock vineyard, Lodi, this wine has the best of both worlds. At just 13.5% alcohol it's no monster. Instead you'll find a light and fruity wine showing spicy raspberry, plum and just a touch of tobacco. Fresh acidity and elegant finish. A great summer wine from an under appreciated variety.
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