2020 Mendocino Benchlands
From Martha: "The Mendocino Benchlands blend was resurrected in 2019 (the original vintage was 2015) as a result of a new vineyard we started leasing and farming in 2019 in Mendocino County called Chiarito-Ling. Deviating from the 2015 and 2019 vintages a smidge, in 2020 we also added some juicy carbonic Petite Sirah from both of our self-farmed vineyards to bring some blue fruit to the blend. This wine is inspired by the Italian farming tradition where grapes were planted on the poorer soils of the uplifted benchlands of Mendocino County (the rich valley floor soils were reserved for vegetables). All of the vineyards in this blend are planted on those uplifted benchlands."
A serious and playful wine that exudes adult Hawaiian punch with a juicy texture that flirts with you the whole way through with orange slices and tart raspberries. Pair with whatever you want, from tapas, roast chicken, or salt & vinegar chips, or in the words of Martha: "Drink when you're feeling groovy."
Limited quantities & exclusive to Pulp Wine & Denmark.
- Area: United States, California, Mendocino Valley
- Grapes: 40% Petit Syrah, 37% Zinfandel, 23% Nero D'avola