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Wind Gap Soif Old Vine Red Wine North Coast - 2015

Regular price $53.00

Soif is the French word for “thirst”. This is an absolutely delicious wine that is bound to make you thirst for more of it after your first sip. Serve this red wine chilled to get the most of its lively personality. Old-Vines, Carbonic Maceration in concrete and ageing in concrete create a wine of intensity and electricity; buy this by the case, really, you won’t be sorry. Also it is interesting to note that spell-check didn’t recognize a single variety in this blend.

Explosive aromas of sweet red cherries, cinnamon, fresh summer fruits and crazy floral notes lift this brilliant translucent red wine. More concentrated than the 2014 with more palate weight that doesn’t sacrifice the lift and verve. The winemakers recommend you drink this wine chilled and frequently.

"If this feels more muscular than last year’s culpable Soif, that’s probably because Pax Mahle added petite sirah—12 percent of the blend, which also includes valdiguie, zin, carignan, dolcetto, negroamaro and mourvedre. Carbonic maceration encouraged a high-toned floral juiciness that’s refreshing, while petite’s gripping tannins bring some complexity. An effusive wine to drink young with salumi." – Wine & Spirits, 90pts

35% Valdiguie (1⁄2 Planted in 1944 & 1⁄2 Planted in 1974), 20% Zinfandel (Planted in 1944), 15% Carignan (Planted in 1913), 12% Petite Sirah (Planted in 1947), 10% Dolcetto (Planted in 1975), 5% Negroamaro (Planted in 1975), 3% Mourvedre (Planted in 1881)

4 months in neutral French oak


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