Monthly Spotlight

Each month we spotlight one of our small-production, single-vineyard wines with a deep dive into the vineyard location, property history, wine style and pairing preferences. This month, our monthly spotlight is…

2022 Mancini Ranch

10% off 1-11 bottle purchases, 15% off 12+.  Members receive 15% off 1-11 bottle purchases, 20% off 12+.

TASTING NOTE

Aromas of red plum, dusty strawberry, and purple flowers. A bright and fresh entry with a medium body. Flavors of Bing cherry, rhubarb, and plumcot. Well-structured mid-palate tannins with firm acidity make for a balanced, age-worthy wine. TG (8/23)

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VINEYARD LOCATION

Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

HISTORY

Luca Mancini planted this 15-acre vineyard between 1922 and 1924. It is located west of Santa Rosa at the corner of Olivet and Piner Roads. While it consists mostly of zinfandel vines, there is also a significant portion of carignane where we source our fruit. The cool summers of the Russian River Valley add to the distinct acidity associated with carignane. Fruit, nut, and oak trees are interspersed in the the vineyard, making it a very special vineyard.

Old grape vine at Mancini Ranch

FOOD PAIRING

Ratatouille

The subtle sweetness from the bell peppers and tomatoes marries ideally with higher acid, fruit-forward reds like the Mancini Ranch. The lighter body of this carignane dominate blend makes it a refreshing alternative to heavier reds in summer weather.

RECENT PRESS

JamesSuckling.com – 93 Points

“A field blend from old vines, 61% carignan, 32% zinfandel and 7% alicante bouschet. Very fresh, well-balanced, even crunchy, with focused berries and black plums on a broad texture and full body. Drink or hold.” -Jim Gordon (May 2024)

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