Ruth Lewandowski Boaz Testa Vineyard 2021
Carignan, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon
From the producer:
Vintage 2021 was a soul-crushingly lean vintage in terms of yields. This was true all over our Mendocino sites and the Testa Vineyard was not spared from this, so sadly there just ins’t quite as much to go around. That said, what we got was landmark, quality wise. Maria Testa Martinson and her family have been farming these plots for about 100 years and the intuitive farming knowledge, love and attention shows in every single cluster. This is a co-ferment every year of our favorite parcels on the property. Carignan is earth, smoke and huckleberry spice (and acid!) while the Grenache and Cabernet play supporting roles of candied strawberry and floral, herbal tea.