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INIZI Red Blend (Montepulciano/Dolcetto blend), Hi-Jump, Mendocino

INIZI Red Blend (Montepulciano/Dolcetto blend), Hi-Jump, Mendocino

Regular price $26.00

Maker: INIZI

Grape: Montepulciano, Dolcetto, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese

Origin: Gina Vineyard, Napa Valley; Foxhill Vineyard and Venturi Vineyard, Mendocino County, California

Farming Practices: Biodynamic

Why we love it:

Who: INIZI means beginnings in Italian, an homage to the winemakers belief that a bottle of wine begins in the vineyard. INIZI comes from a team of two couples and four friends who strive to produce wines from hard to find, neglected and underrated grape varieties. 

What/How: The HI-JUMP Red blend is sourced from three vineyards. The Dolcetto, Barbera, and Montepulciano come from the Foxhill Vineyard in the bench-lands of Mendocino County on the east side of Ukiah. The Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Gina​’​s Vineyard in the heart of Napa Valley, just outside of downtown St. Helena; and the Sangiovese comes from the Venturi Vineyard in the northern bench lands of Mendocino County.

Tasting Notes: This Italian blend is approachable, rich, and round. It showcases the best of each contributing variety with intense tannin from the Sangiovese, the soft structures of Montepulciano and Dolcetto and the incredible depth and power of Cabernet Sauvignon. Sour cherry, juicy pomegranate, rose petal, dried tobacco.

Pairs With: Hanger steak, lamb kebobs, grilled sweet potatoes with cherry tomato salsa