Trinafour, Niemi Vineyard, Carignane, Mendocino County 2013
Winemaker Alex Macgregor has been crafting wines for Saracina in Mendocino for years. Trinafour is his own thang. Named after a tiny village in Kinross, Scotland, this wine is 100% Carignane from the Niemi Vineyard in the heart of the Redwood Valley. Niemi sits on a slightly west facing bench, well above the Russian River Plain. Proprietor Alvin Tollini farms his old, head pruned, dry farmed vines traditionally, cross cultivating and hand hoeing under the vines. The vines were planted in 1950. Trinafour gives off aromas of warm plums and flavors of red and black fruits. The tannins are supple and the wine as as whole is medium bodied but can go deeper with the right dish. You're an old pro when it comes to enjoying Cabernet, Syrah and some of the other, usual suspects. It's time to try something new. Aye! 14.2% alc. Only 198 cases produced.
*Discounts 10% on mixed matched orders or 12 bottles or more.