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.
The blend consists of 95% Tempranillo from 40-year-old vines in Las Cuevas, El Palo and Las Monjas in Rodezno, complemented with 5% Graciano from the Montecillo estate in Fuenmayor. The Graciano gives the wine an aromatic intensity and acidity, to carry the structure and elegance of the Tempranillo. The grapes are vinified separately in four-and-a-half-year-old American oak for three years, and...more
Bottle 75cl £35.08