Florez Grenache "Free Solo" Old Vine Heritage Blend Santa Clara Valley 2020 750ml

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Heritage Blend of old vine Zinfandel, Mourvedre, Carignan, Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah, & Black Muscat. This is California heritage. I fell in love with mixed vineyards because they are relics from the past, and they represent what the first settlers were planting to drink. From a tiny family vineyard just about 100 years old. This is a finite resource and I make all the wine from this site. 5th generation Italian owned. Planted ~1920. Organic with one watering per year. They do it how they learned from the previous generation. It used to be about 18 acres until the 101 was built, now only 0.6 acres remains. On alluvial loams. All varieties were picked together and co-fermented. The fresh fruit was picked early in the morning and put into stainless tanks for carbonic maceration. Natural CO2 from an established vigorous fermentation was used to gas the tank. After three weeks the fruit was foot tread, pressed off, and sent to neutral French oak. Left sur lees for 10 months. Racked once before bottling. No additions including no added sulfites. Herbal, blackberry, cigar box, anise and cherry cola. A nice core of fruit with medium acid and soft tannins.