This wine comes from the Peugh Vineyard , which was planted in 1887. It's a field blen of co-fermented Grenache, Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Carignan, Mourvedre, Negrette, Malvasia Nera, Barbera, a handful of unknown white vines (maybe Palomino or a mutation of Gewurtztraminer), as well as others that they don’t even know make up the blend of head-trained vines. This broad mixing of vines that was done for decades in early California wine grape plantings adds nuance and detail to the finished wine as well as a structural verve that balances the inherent texture and distinct depth of fruit flavors.
|Minimum Order:||12 bottles|
|Region:||Russian River Valley, CA|
|Varietal(s):||Zinfandel + others|
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The 2019 Mixed Blacks Peugh Vineyard is a new cuvée from Anthill Farms, made up of 14 different grape varieties. Winemaker Anthony Filiberti says there has never been a DNA test on these vines, but he estimates there may be about 30% Zinfandel planted, plus other varieties including Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Malvasia, etc. It has explosive aromas of mixed berry preserves and peaches, with loads of floral accents, wafts of blood orange and Angostura bitters. The full-bodied palate is pleasantly chewy and loaded with spicy fruits, and it finishes with a kaleidoscope of flavor layers. Drink it over the next 3-5 years for all that gregarious, perfumed fruit.
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