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VARIETAL: Carignan (72%), Valdiguié (20%), Syrah (8%) VINEYARD: The grapes come from 70+ year-old vines in Solano County’s Green Valley and Mendocino County. Wirth Vineyard (for Valdiguié and Syrah) is in Solano County’s Green Valley, an area tucked between Napa and Suisun Valley. Both Rosewood (for Valdiguié) and Ricetti (for Carignan) Vineyards are located in Mendocino. The grapes of each vineyard grow in sandy loam soils and come from dry-farmed and head-pruned vines. Wirth Vineyard practices non- certified organic farming. Ricetti and Rosewood are both certified organic. VINIFICATION: All of the grapes for Love Red are harvested early to highlight the fruit and preserve the acidity. The Carignan is a combination of whole cluster and de-stemmed fruit. The Valdiguié is 100% whole cluster and the Syrah is mostly de-stemmed. The wine was aged in a combination of neutral French oak barrels and concrete tanks. 5020 cases produced TASTING NOTES: The Carignan delivers the blue fruit in the wine. Valdiguié brings out the brightness and lifting acidity. Syrah holds it together, adding depth and structure.