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100% Mission (País) - Lodi, California
"Mr. Cappiello's 2020 Monte Rio Cellars Lodi Mission is a pale brickish red with an effusive — make that, almost irresistible — fruit fragrance suggesting red berries, cranberry and a whiff of curry plant-like herbiness, although it is on the palate where the wine distinguishes itself: a fresh, markedly light, easy drinkability wrought by mildly perky acidity and pillowy soft tannin lending focus to the clarity or purity (i.e. sans oak) of the red fruit quality, finishing with a touch of dusty earth tones. If you're fond of, say, Beaujolais from France, you'll like this wine, although it has less of the tutti-fruitiness of typical Beaujolais, and more of the herbal/earthy/dustiness typifying many a Lodi grown red (particularly old vine Zinfandel when made with zero oak influence, which characterizes this wine)."
100% whole cluster Carbonic Maceration for 10 days in stainless steel. Pressed into a combination of concrete and stainless steel tanks for 7 days. No sulfur used in the winemaking. Natural yeast fermentation. Bottled after 6 months aging in old wood barrels. Organic.