2016 Cinsault

Long thought of as a humble blending grape, Cinsault has been steadily coming up in the world of wine. Today, California winemakers seek out heritage plantings of this varietal not to blend, but to feature it. Here at Preston we have a long tradition of blending with this varietal (in our L. Preston Red and our Rose), but we have also known how good it can be on its own since we first bottled it as a stand alone nearly 20 years ago. The nose leads with aromas of raspberry and other dark red fruits, complemented by mulling spices and a hint of vanilla. In the mouth the wine is soft and exuberant, gentle but complex. Flavors of red fruit compote give way to a juicy, smoothly textured finish.

100% Cinsault
14% Alcohol
TA 5.6 gm/L
pH 3.58

Grapes are certified organic (CCOF) and our farming practices are Biodynamic. Fermentation is initiated spontaneously without the addition of commercial yeast or malolactic bacteria.

Bottling Date: 08/09/2017
Release Date: 11/06/2018
Cases Produced: 293
Aging Potential: 5-7 years from vintage


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