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Inizi 2017 Hi-Jump Red

Inizi 2017 Hi-Jump Red

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A dark fruited red blend full of fresh herbs and fresh red fruits framed by soft tannins.

Varieties: 40% Montepulciano, 30% Dolcetto, 20% Sangiovese, 5% Barbera, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyards: Foxhill Vineyard, Gina’s Vineyard, Venturi Vineyard
Location: Mendocino County, CA
Alcohol: 13.4%
Production: 1500 cases

Deep purple hue. It showcases hints of fresh herbs and fresh red fruits. Plum, cherries, black tea and thyme all come out as you swirl. The tannins are incredibly soft and approachable, perfect for pairing with a wide range of light to heavy dishes.

Fruit was hand sorted and fermented in open top fermenters. ~5% whole cluster to introduce native vineyard yeasts. Spent about 10-20 days on skins. Aged in 90% neutral French oak barrels and 10% 1-year-old French oak barrels for 10 months.

The fruit for this wine is sourced from three vineyards. The Dolcetto, Barbera and Montepulciano come from the Foxhill Vineyard in the benchlands of Mendocino County on the east side of Ukiah. The Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Gina’s Vineyard in the heart of Napa Valley, just outside of downtown St. Helena; and the Sangiovese comes from the Venturi Vineyard in the northern benchlands of Mendocino County.