Birichino cinsault

Cinsault 2016

Birichino

It seems only reasonable that a competent winemaker would have a decent idea how or why a particular wine turns out the way it does. The manner, however, by which a fine-boned, elegant, Cru Beaujolais-like, damn near gossamer liquid spun of silk can be forged in the furnaces of Hell … pardon me, can emerge from a warmish climate like Lodi, remains, to paraphrase Flann O’Brien, a most inscrutable pancake.

Country:
USA
Region:
Lodi
Appellation/ava:
Mokelumne River
Vineyard designation:
Bechthold Vineyard
Vintage:
2016
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Cinsault
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
92

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Alcohol percentage:
12.5
Closure:
Stelvin
Case production:
440

Reviews

  • "92 points. Editors' Choice. This is a fresh, lively and refreshing bottling from old vines, which often offer deep complexity on a lighter frame. Aromas of rose petals, hibiscus, cranberry and wet cement lead into a palate full of crisp red currant, tangy strawberry, and a stunningly rocky minerality. Serve slightly chilled." (Wine Enthusiast)

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