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POST & VINE Old Vine Field Blend Mendocino travelfood.com Rebekah Wineburg Quintessa
POST & VINE Old Vine Field Blend Mendocino travelfood.com Rebekah Wineburg Quintessa
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POST & VINE Old Vine Field Blend, 2014, Mendocino

Regular price $37.00

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WHY WE LOVE IT:

  • Gold Medal American Fine Wine Competition
  • Petite Sirah (32%), Carignane (35%) and Grenache (33%) 
  • Grapes from old vines, sustainably farmed Testa Vineyards
  • Miss Wineburg is a 100 point winemaker

 WINEMAKER: Rebekah Wineburg: Qunitessa, Rudd Estate, Bucella

WHAT WE TASTED: An elegant wine that expresses the very best of the Testa Vineyard. Soft and supple, spicy and ripe, with an inviting nose of violet, tarragon, sage, strawberries, plums, and black cherries, with grainy tannins and juicy fruit on the palate leading up to a long finish. For Zin lovers, without being Zin. A true field blend, so the grape percentages change every year.

AVA DESIGNATED: Mendocino

WHAT WE PAIRED:

  • Smoked Aged Gouda and bacon burgers
  • Carnitas street tacos with stuffed chili relleno
  • BBQ Flank steak, Chimichurri sauce

PERSONALITY: Partners Erica and Rebekah's day jobs involve making delicious, high-end Napa Cabs and other internationally acclaimed wines. Their own project, Post & Vine, focuses on sustainably managed vineyards of quality and character. Grapes are brought to Napa where winemaking is handcrafted in small lots. Testa Vineyards is on its 5th generation working that soil!

 TECHNICAL:

  • Hand harvested, clusters destemmed to tank without crushing
  • Lees aging 10 months, neutral French oak barrels for additional 8 months aging
  • Unfined and unfiltered