Syrah/carignan, Drinking Now 2020
The fourth vintage of the Folk Machine’s red wine blend continues to fit into their ideas and hopes of what a California bistro wine can and should be. Light on it’s feet, great with food, fun and easy to drink, and affordable.
Parts & Labor is a selection of older Calfornia vineyards and varieties from sometimes obsure and off the beaten path areas. This time it is a blend of 44% Syrah from the Biodynamically farmed Vecino Vineyard in Potter Valley, 30% Carignane from 100 year old Organically farmed vines planted in Redwood Valley, 12% Grenache from Cedar Lane in Arroyo Seco, 10% Barbera from Fox Hill in mendocino.
Le Serre Nuove dell’ Ornellaia 2016 benefits again from an exceptional vintage that highlights all the features ofBolgheri’s exceptional climate. Dark in colour, the wine shows a charming nose of perfectly ripe red fruit and spices. Thepalate is rich and well-rounded with beautiful velvety-textured tannins that coat the palate. A wine that combinesimmediate pleasure and great ageing capacity. Axel Heinzmore
Bottle 75cl £45.08
Le Difese offers a taste of the estate behind Sassicaia immediately on release. The name is a local term for the tusks of a wild boar. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, the wine offers bright, crunchy red cherries and damson, with a herbal lift of fennel and tea leaves and a hint of bonfire woodsmoke. The 2017 vintage...more
Bottle 75cl £18.68