Aromas of red cherries and raspberries are infused with mocha and spice.
Your first sip washes broadly across the palate like a flood of sweet, fresh fruit and the viscous mouthfeel keeps the flavors lingering. The hints of baking spice and some oak keep the fruit flavors fresh and lively.
- Vineyard Location: Uco Valley
- Avg. Vineyard Elevation: 3,100 feet
The La Posta team works with some of the best family vineyards in the Uco Valley. High altitude vineyards above 3000 ft. Cool nights and a wide thermal amplitude. In fact, temperature decreases approximately 1°C for every 100m increase in height. Plant respiration at night is a key physiological process that is highly influenced by temperature. Cool temperatures in high altitude regions allow for lower respiration rates, which enhances the concentration of malic acid in the berries. Therefore, wines sourced from high altitude regions offer higher acid levels. Cooler temperatures also allow berries to maintain other quality such as anthocyanins and aromatics compounds typical of each variety.
30% of the wine aged for 8 months in 2nd use barrels (30% American and 70% French barrels).
Unique recipe ideas include Ricotta Salata and Roasted Pepper Fritatta, Pomegranate-Glazed Short Ribs, or Roast Chicken with Wild Rice and Cranberry Stuffing.