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I drink old-vine wine while researching old wine


I am a bit swamped this week between catching up on work and transcribing a few audio recordings for a future post.  One fun bottle of wine tried this week is the 2014 Birichino, Cinsault, Bechthold Vineyard, Lodi Mokelumne River.  The fruit for this wine comes from the Bechthold Vineyard which has the oldest vines in Lodi.  The wine itself is full of forward, round flavors that  drape the tongue with enough of a backbone to keep it from any sense of flabbiness.  It is a lovely wine for drinking on our occasionally crisp Fall evenings.  This wine is available at Weygandt Wines.

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2014 Birichino, Cinsault, Bechthold Vineyard, Lodi Mokelumne River – ~$25
This wine is 100% Cinsault sourced from vines planted in 1886.  Alcohol 13%.  This rounded, soft wine offers forward flavors of strawberry and raspberry fruit smoothie.  It is a gentle, tongue draping wine that is comforting but with enough low-key acidity to keep things going.  It even picks up some cherry flavors with air.  *** Now.

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