GARIBALDI Lot 5 Red Field Blend Estate Garibaldi Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
Old Vine Field Blend. Historic Vineyard.
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Tasting Notes: Brilliant garnet color. Light plum, cherry and floral aroma. Blackberry, cherry. plum, red currant, cranberry, guava and light spice. Bright lively finish.
The Grapes: This is a historic old vine field blend. Carignane, Grenache, Muscat Blanc, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Mataro, Valdeque, Mission, Palomino and Burger are some of the varieties that make up this blend.
The Vineyard: This is the oldest block of vines on the Frick Estate. Vines age to over 100 years. The block so tiny that it produces 1 barrel of wine. The vineyard is named Garibaldi to honor my wonderful mother-in-law Babe Garibaldi Gannon. Garibaldi is a rare example of a field blend with 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. Bright with a unique, complex fruit profile that is delicious. Reminds me of a Pinot Noir. Aged in small oak casks.
Drink now to 2022. Only 48 cases made.
Serve with: Babe’s all-time favorite foods to cook and eat:grilled cheese sandwich, zucchini frittata, spaghetti & red sauce, leg of lamb plugged with garlic, minestrone soup, tuna melt, abalone and baked potato.