2018 Old Soul Red Blend

2018 Old Soul Red Blend


Deep rich magenta hue, this is a very soulful vintage of  Old Soul Red-with a new look! Ripe black cherry and savory notes on the nose. The palate is rich and dense, with ripe tannins that wrap around a core of fruit and lend to a long, satisfying finish. 

750ml / 2018
  • 90 Points
  • AVA
    Mendocino County
  • Grape Variety
    Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Malbec, Syrah
  • ABV

The harvest of 2018 was a winemaker’s dream, following replenishing, drought-ending rains and a long and even growing season. Picking began on September 6th  at our estate Pick and Shovel Zinfandel block and adjacent hillside Petite Sirah block. We moved into our estate Syrah vineyard on the morning of September 12th, and we concluded picking with our estate Skid Row Malbec on September 18.

The grapes were picked at full maturity, de-stemmed and gently transferred into fermenters with almost 100% whole berries. They soaked at a cool temperature for four to seven days, at which point native yeast fermentation began. Post-fermentation maceration with heat followed for approximately one week. The wine was aged in both Burgundian and American four-year-seasoned oak (5% new) for 18 months, which included five months of native malolactic fermentation. The blend was assembled and bottled in June of 2020.

Our 2018 Old Soul Red would be equally brilliant on a Wednesday night at the counter with pollo asado tacos as it would on a Saturday evening with a sophisticated mixed grill and roast root vegetables.

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