(Library) GARIBALDI Lot 7 Red Field Blend Estate Garibaldi Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley

$ 87.00

Tasting Notes:. Bright clear red. Mouth filling red fruit. Raspberry, black cherry, pomegranate, prune. Dry tannins with deep complex finish.

 The Grapes: This is a historic old vine field blend. Carignane, Muscat Blanc, Valdegué, Grenache, Zinfandel, Mission, Grenache Blanc, Duriff, Palomino, Burger and Mourvèdre are some of the varieties that make up this blend. 

My mother in law Babe Garibaldi resting on a ladder by the wine press. The Vineyard: This is the oldest block of vines on the Frick Estate. Vines age to over 104 years. The block is so tiny that it produces  only 1 barrel of wine a year. The vineyard is named Garibaldi to honor my wonderful mother-in-law Babe Garibaldi Gannon. Garibaldi the wine is an example of a rare field blend containing many varieties, red and white, mixed together in the same vineyard. My “museum” plot. Grapes are harvested and fermented together.

The Wine: Truly small lot and special. This lot 7 a blend of multiple. Dark and light fruit character is both fresh fruit and dried fruit Drink now to 2028. Only 74 cases bottled.

Serve with: Babe’s all-time favorite foods to cook and eat: grilled cheese sandwich, potato salad, zucchini frittata, spaghetti & gravy, leg of lamb plugged with garlic, minestrone soup, tuna melt, abalone, baked potato.

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