2009 Horse & Plow "Testa Vineyard" Mendocino County Old Vine Grenache

SKU #1067505

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "A lovely, miniscule-production Mendocino Grenache, made from certified-organic grapes grown on the old vines of Testa Vineyard, some of the oldest organic vines in the North Coast. The result is a surprisingly bright, lively, fine-drinking Grenache, just as it should be, with lots of juicy cranberry and red fruit on the palate and the bones to age. A tiny bit tight when first opened, it opens up quickly and deliciously." (04/11)


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Varietal:

Other Red Wines

Country:

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world.
Sub-Region:

California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year.
Specific Appellation:

Anderson Valley/Mendocino

- Cooled by the nearby ocean and the seemingly omnipresent bank of oceanic fog, this picturesque wine region is home to a wealth of cool-climate grapes like riesling and gew├╝rztraminer plus chardonnay and pinor noir, which are responsible for impressive and intense sparkling wines.
Alcohol Content (%): 14.3
Organic: