2017 Red Blend
Mendocino County, CA
What we love
Hand-crafted with grapes sourced from Mendocino County, where they are grown sustainably and organically. Expect a wine that’s a juicy mix of red and black fruits, smooth, medium-bodied, drying tannins, and has an earthy spice at the end. A crowd-pleaser through and through.
About this Wine
We’ve all been there. You need wine to bring to a friend’s, or as a last-minute gift, or when a bunch of friends come over to hang, but you don’t have anything on hand. So, you run to the nearest store and grab a few bottles of wine you know nothing about.
You need not be in that situation any more. The “it tastes fancy” Inizi HI-JUMP Red has you covered. You know it’s good, it’s not expensive, and everyone is going to like it. No decanting necessary, just pop-n-pour and serve with or without food. You don’t even need to think about pairings as it’ll match nicely with nearly everything, from pizza and tacos, to ready-made rotisserie chicken. It even goes well with salmon and tuna. This is the ultimate “easy button” of wine. Cheers!
The 2017 HI-JUMP Red is a blend of Montepulciano, Dolcetto, Sangiovese, Barbera, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The fruit, aromas and perky acidity of the four Italian grapes each add their unique qualities – grippy tannins of Sangiovese, brightness of Barbera, soft structure of Montepulciano and Dolcetto – while allowing the depth of Cabernet Sauvignon to show through. Very impressive how these five grapes play together. Just 1,200 cases made. Drink now through 2022.
- Technical Data
- Blend: 35% Montepulciano, 30% Dolcetto, 20% Sangiovese, 10% Barbera, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Alcohol: 13.4% | pH: 3.62 | Residual Sugar: 0.5 g/L
- Winemaking: Grapes were hand-picked, hand-sorted, and fermented with 15% whole cluster to introduce native vineyard yeasts, provide increased aromatics, and deepen structure. The wine was aged for 10 months French oak (80% neutral, 20% one-year old) before bottling.
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