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2021 Nolan Vineyard Mencia Alisos Canyon

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$36.00 per Bottle


 What is Mencia? Mencía, known as Jaen in Portugal, is a grape variety native to the western part of the Iberian Peninsula. Mencia, often pale and light due to farming in low fertile lands, has a new generation of winemakers rehabilitating old vineyards on the hillsides of Spain. I love these wines, so this is my Ode to Mencia.

This is a delicious wine with tons of bright red fruit and spice. The fruit was totally destemmed and fermented, semi carbonic, in a sealed stainless steel tank. This method of fermentation gives the wine a freshness that is perfect for the first course of cheeses and charcuterie. Aged in 100% Neutral oak. Great wine starts with great fruit. The care in farming really shows in this wine.

Vineyard Designation

Nolan Vineyard
Vintage 2021
Wine Style Bold Red Wine
Varietal Mencia
Varietal Composition 100% Mencia
Appellation Los Alamos, CA
Harvest Date 9/5
Sugar 22
Acid 5 g/L
PH 3.65
Barrel Aging 10 months 100% neutral oak
Size 750 ml