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Bringin’ you this classic throwback, West Coast IPA. This non-alcoholic beer is brewed with Cascade, Centennial and Simcoe Hops.
6 pack, 12oz cans, Contains less than 0.5% ABV
This Southern Rhône-style wine is 80% Grenache, 14% Syrah and 6% Mourvedre. The primary component of this blend comes from a 2.9 acre block, planted in 1998 to three selections of Grenache Noir, using budwood originally obtained from Tablas Creek and Alban Vineyards. These selections, originally from Châteauneuf-du-Pape give darker color and better structure than the majority of Grenache planted in California. Our Grenache and Mourvedre are planted at our creekside vineyard block. The Syrah in this blend comes from Northern Rhône clones 174 and 877 located beside the winery. Our vines are planted on low-vigor rootstock to 4’x 6’ spacing.
*note; bottle pictured is not current vintage
73% Sangiovese, 27% Montepulciano
2018 is another excellent vintage for this blend of Central Italian grapes. Thanks to better farming practices (more extensive crop thinning) and scrutiny of the vineyard blocks used, Segromigno is more complex in previous vintages. This "Lot 2" features Sangiovese in the lead, similar to our 2017 Segromigno. The cool August resulted in longer hang time for the fruit rsulting in a deep colored and intense wine with great natural acidity. While this wine can be injoyed now, it will age gracefully fo several years (3 to 5) years to come much like vineyard designate Chianti.
Our Rosé comes from Grenache Noir and Mourvèdre planted in 1998. The Grenache Noir plant material was sourced from Tablas Creek and Alban Vineyards, who brought cuttings over from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. We routinely reduce crop to facilitate higher quality fruit. Most sane winemakers would use this Grenache and Mourvèdre to make full-bodied red, but we have never been accused of being sane.
STYLE: Our Rosé really shows the bright intense fruit and spice of Grenache. Both Grenache and Mourvèdre have the unique ability to provide body, texture, and complexity while maintaining the style of a crisp, dry Rosé, which is why we love Bandol, in southern France. When someone says their Rosé from Pinot Noir, Syrah or any Italian grape variety is made in a Provençal style, it is the same as if we said our Sangiovese Riserva is made in the style of Barolo.
"Barbera epitomizes our winemaking quest here at Unti: To produce wines from noble Mediterranean grapes with expressive aromas, flavors, and solid natural acidity for balance. Barbera is by far the most heavily planted grape in Italy's Piemonte region because it performs well in a variety of sites. We first planted a small block of Barbera in 1998, and now have 6 acres under vine. We've learned that when farmed at moderate to low yields, Barbera can render compelling wines here in Dry Creek Valley. Our 2016 Barbera is quite dark with exotic fruit and snappy acidity. The wine was aged ion French oak barrels, 25% new for 12 months.
725 cases produced
" The 2017 Zin is really a throw back to the classic old vine Zins in Dry Creek, where Petite Sirah provides a more structured style. The wine is dark and full-bodied with flavors of boysenberry and pepper. The Barbera keeps the wine from being too clunky by adding freshness. You know how I feel about aging Zins—I generally don’t. But our 2017 Zin has great tannin structures meaning it will wine continue to improve over the next 4 to 7 years." – MU
80% ZINFANDEL, 15% PETITE SIRAH, 5% BARBERA
Light red garnet with a slight brick hue in the glass. Pomegranate, eggplant skin, carob chips, and an earthy baked clay note on the nose. The palate gets more mineral richness than fruit mostly due to the sandy volcanic soil where the vines are growing. The finish is clean and the tannins not intrusive. This wine can handle a wide range of food preparations.
If you have ever tasted Brunello di Montalcino wine, you intrinsically know what this wine is all about. Our 2015 Sangiovese is dark and fruity with that classic mix of earth, chocolate and dried herbs we love about our favorite modern-style Brunellos. It has consistently impressed when we’ve tasted with top-flight Brunello wines. While intensely fruity, this wine has solid tannin structure allowing it to age well over 6 to 10 years past the vintage.
We ferment our Syrah in small open top tanks. After a 5-day cold soak, fermentation begins with indigenous yeast. We then punch-down or pump juice over the cap twice daily. Once dry, the pomace is basket- pressed, blended with free-run wine, and transferred into barrels. A small portion of this wine was whole cluster fermented, which is for enhancing aromas. The wine was aged in only French Oak, 35% new, for 13 months.
This 2017 Syrah really illustrates the best attributes of this excellent vintage. It is dark, with intense blue and blackberry fruit, licorice, and spice. Syrah from of our favorite Crozes-Hermitage and St.-Joseph wines from the Northern Rhône. Like those wines, I recommend drinking this 2017 Syrah now through the next 5 or 6 years.