FROM THE WINERY
Blend: 60% Carignane, 32% Grenache, 5.5% Syrah, 2.5% Zinfandel
TA: 6.3 g/L
Alc. 13.5% by vol.
Production: 1912 case
I’ve said this more times than I can remember now, but this is the wine that we are most likely to drink at home. Most of the time, it’s hard to enjoy our own wines, they feel like work, but Parts & Labor has always been different. It is such an unforced, gulpable wine that we forget it is ours. As usual, the goal with this wine is to be a California bistro wine, light on it’s feet, great with food, fun and easy to drink, and affordable.
Parts & Labor is a selection of old Calfornia vineyards and varieties from an older era of California. Due to the 2018 fires, the blend is short on Syrah this year, but still in the spirits of previous vintages. The 2018 is 60% Carignane, 32% Grenache, 5.5% Syrah, and 2.5% Zinfandel. Each lot was brought into the winery separately and fermented in stainless steel tanks. All fermentation were uninoculated and malolactics proceeded spontaneously. The base blend was made in December and the final blend was made before bottling. Aged 100% in stainless steel tanks. bottled December of 2019.
The new 2018 Label and carton were created by Sara and Bobby Rosenstock of Just a Jar Design and Press based in Ohio. The name still pretty much speaks for itself. This wine is about not making something more complicated than it needs to be to get the job done.