Newfound Gravels California Red 2021

MCF Rare Wine

Newfound Wines in California’s Sierra Foothills is a "manifestation of a shared passion for wine and discovery" between wine industry veterans Matt and Audra Naumann. Gravels is our California appellated bottling, sourced from sites planted on a well-drained base of gravelly soil.  It’s a wine built to over-deliver while also providing an important snapshot for Newfound’s overall production from each given vintage.  In 2021, the Cemetery Vineyard in Mendocino County provided the largest component of the final wine (66%) and was blended together with a smaller portion of Grenache from the Placida Vineyard (20%), Mt. Veeder Counoise (10%) and Shake Ridge Syrah (4%). The Grenache from Cemetery provides the muscle and textural framework while Placida Grenache offers freshness and fine tannin.  Both the Counoise and Syrah offer an exotic and spicy counterpoint to the red-fruited nature of Grenache.  Aromatics are fresh with pomegranate, hibiscus tea, dried herbs and California Bay leaf and the core set of compact and fine tannins give the 2021 Gravels mid term cellar potential.

Vintage: 2021
Country: USA
Region: California
Appellation: California AVA
Grapes: Grenache, Counoise, Syrah
Farming: Organic
Drink: Now-2030

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