Birdhorse Wines 2020 Valdiguié, Calistoga, Napa Valley, CA

Birdhorse Wines 2020 Valdiguié, Calistoga, Napa Valley, CA

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Birdhorse Wines 2020 Valdiguié, Calistoga, Napa Valley, CA


Winemakers: Corinne Rich & Katie Rouse

Terroir: The Frediani Vineyard is located in Calistoga, CA on the north end of the Napa Valley where it has been lovingly cared for by Jim Frediani and his father before him since the early 1900s. Dry-farmed and sustainably farmed, the vines for this wine were planted over 50 years ago. The Bale clay loam soils and hot day time temperatures produce concentrated, lush fruit.

Vinification: For this wine, it was back to our experimental side. Two-thirds of the grapes were fermented with 50% whole clusters in an open-top bin and pressed off to neutral oak. The final one-third, we sealed up in a fully-anaerobic fermentation vessel (i.e., a giant food grade plastic-bag) and left alone for two weeks. This was then pressed off and blended with the rest. Minimal sulfur added

Tasting notes:

A wine that lays it all out on the line, the 2020 Valdiguié is bursting with black raspberries, olallieberries, pomegranates and cranberries. A resinous, fresh undertone wraps everything into balance.

On the palate, juicy berries and a hint of Chinese five spice combine with a structured palate and supple, chalky texture with just a touch of black licorice on the finish to keep your interest piqued.



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