Martha Stoumen Wines 2018 'Post Flirtation' Red Blend, California
Item Number: 12670
Sub Region: California
Grape(s): 50% Carignane / 50% Zinfandel
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.3
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 1,540
- Zinfandel is from Del Barba Vineyard, Contra Costa County; planted in 1960; grown without pesticides and herbicides; dry farmed.
- Carignan is from Ricetti Vineyard, Mendocino County; planted in 1948; certified organic; dry farmed.
Tasting Notes: Post Flirtation red opens with wild fruit notes. Juicy aromatics from the Zinfandel and just enough structure from the Carignan create a versatile wine that is abundantly playful, but serious in all the right ways.
Martha Stoumen Notes: "This wine is so joyous, and to me, distinctly Californian. I never knew how much I loved Zinfandel until I started working as Chris Brockway’s (Broc Cellars) assistant winemaker. When picked before the grape berries begin to shrivel, you get these amazing hibiscus, rhubarb, pomegranate, and baking spices from Zin. Like an avocado, the window is small between unripe and overripe, and I watch the Zin closely. Carignan, Zinfandel’s less celebrated companion, provides a savory component reminiscent of driving through California chaparral, and, like Ricetti’s, can be incredibly complex with 70 years of vine age. I’m not re-inventing the wheel with this classic old vine Zin/Carignan blend, just lightening things up a bit."
SO2: 11 mg/L free and 23 mg/L total