Martha Stoumen – Post Flirtation
From Martha’s website – “This wine is the person at the party that talks to everyone, makes perfectly timed jokes, and is versatile enough to end the night debating politics or dancing up on the tables—just depends on what party you’re throwing. Post Flirtation is exuberant and accessible, showcasing brambly California fruit, but also has brooding pomegranate, balanced acidity, and a bit of tannin to be serious in all the right ways. This wine shows off its old vine character well with intense depth of flavor.
Zinfandel (55%): Grown using sustainable and ecologically sound practices. Planted in the 60’s, these head-trained, dry farmed vines are the youngest in the historic Del Barba vineyard in Contra Costa County. Grown in pure sand. Imagine walking on the beach—that’s what the soil is like in this vineyard. Destemmed & aged in neutral tanks for 6 months to preserve freshness.
Carignan (45%): Grown using certified sustainable and ecologically sound practices. Planted 1948. Head-trained, dry-farmed vines lovingly tended to by the Ricetti family (alongside their bees and chickens) in one of the coolest climates in the greater Ukiah area, Redwood Valley AVA.
Whole cluster, foot-tread fermentation and aged in neutral oak for 6 months, this Carignan has inky color, bright acid, and brings all of the tannin to the blend.