2018 Monkey Jacket
The table is set: a bowl of tart raspberries, vase of sweet summer flowers, bunches of bramble, warm cherry pie and the slightest hint of grilled meats wafting in from a distant barbeque. Sun-bright and incredibly refreshing, this is a red wine for quenching thirst and generating lazy, contented smiles. An absolute gem from Northern Cali.
The 2019 Monkey Jacket is crafted with 53% Valdiguie, plus old-vine Carignan, Petite Sirah and Tannat (all organic/biodynamic). The high percentage of Valdiguie creates vibrancy and seriousness, driven by the blend of varieties from vineyards located in Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, and Suisun counties – 58% Mendocino, 31% Solano, 7% Napa Valley, 3% Carneros, 1% Sierra Foothills. A tapestry of terroir. Get on it.