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Las Jaras Sweet Berry Wine

$39.00

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Vintage: 2021
Region: Mendocino County, California
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: 57% Zinfandel, 25% Petite Sirah, 18% Carignan

Las Jaras Sweet Berry Wine is back baby! After skipping the 2020 vintage of Sweet Berry Wine due to wildfires, the 2021 vintage exudes incredible finesse. This vintage required ample time to stretch its legs and evolve into the elegant and harmonious beauty that now graces the glass before you. The vintage was characterized by drought conditions, yielding a small crop of petite berries, reduced by 20% to 30%. Rainfall reached half of the average, subjecting the vines to a struggle to bear fruit. Fortunately, the weather remained relatively mild after that. It took a little longer to release the 2021 because it necessitated extended periods in both barrel and bottle to find its rhythm. The result is a wine that wields power yet exhibits refinement. Within this vintage of Sweet Berry Wine, you’ll be greeted by robust aromas of cocoa powder, black plum, marionberry, forest floor, and allspice. With each sip, you’ll encounter notes of blue fruit, deep cherry, and red licorice, supported by supple tannins that lead to an enduring and savory finish.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Black Cherry, Blackberry, Blueberry

BODY

Full-bodied

ACIDITY

Fresh (Medium)

ALCOHOL

14-15%

OAK

Neutral Oak

TANNIN

Strong

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Room Temperature (63°–67°)

SULFUR

Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Vegan

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Las Jaras Sweet Berry Wine

Las Jaras Sweet Berry Wine is back baby! After skipping the 2020 vintage of Sweet Berry Wine due to wildfires, the 2021 vintage exudes incredible finesse. This vintage required ample time to stretch its legs and evolve into the elegant and harmonious beauty that now graces the glass before you. The vintage was characterized by drought conditions, yielding a small crop of petite berries, reduced by 20% to 30%. Rainfall reached half of the average, subjecting the vines to a struggle to bear fruit. Fortunately, the weather remained relatively mild after that. It took a little longer to release the 2021 because it necessitated extended periods in both barrel and bottle to find its rhythm. The result is a wine that wields power yet exhibits refinement. Within this vintage of Sweet Berry Wine, you’ll be greeted by robust aromas of cocoa powder, black plum, marionberry, forest floor, and allspice. With each sip, you’ll encounter notes of blue fruit, deep cherry, and red licorice, supported by supple tannins that lead to an enduring and savory finish.

All of the fruit in this blend was hand-picked and each block was selected and fermented separately. A slightly different winemaking process was employed for each fermentor in order to bring out more complexity in the blend. There were no additions to the fruit when received and added to tanks. They do not perform cold soaks and all lots were native yeast fermented in open-top fermenters. The wine team employs minimal extraction in the cellar with only one very light punch-down per day. They typically drained and pressed at dryness and aged in neutral 228L Burgundy barrels, used and new French 600L demi-muids, and 500L puncheons. The press wine was kept and it was not added back to the blend. The team racked with light lees and blended the wine into 3 blocks in the spring following harvest. This allowed the more structured lots to marry with the leaner lots, achieving greater cohesion in the blend. One month before bottling the wine was racked and blended, followed by a couple more weeks in the barrel. One week before bottling, the wine was racked clean to a new tank. Bottled without fining or filtration. The total barrel time was 14 months.

About Las Jaras Wines

Joel Burt and Eric Wareheim are the winemakers behind Las Jaras Wines. At Las Jaras, their goal is to make delicious wine that has tons of energy and balance. Joel and Eric want the wines to be vibrant, delicate, and supple all at the same time while also being food-friendly and easy for anyone to enjoy. The wines are designed to reflect the unique terroir of the vineyards using minimal intervention so you can taste their natural, rhythmic expression. If you are not used to drinking wines made this way, the experience can be a revelation.

Las Jaras’ lighter wines can elevate your daily experiences. Bring the elegant bubbles of their sparkling wine to your best friend’s engagement party. Nestle the Rosato into your backpack for a trip to the park to watch an epic sunset. Pair the chilled Glou Glou with a margherita pizza to make takeout tastier.

The medium-bodied reds pair with deep savory meals and create thought-provoking moments. A holiday dinner includes a conversation about Carignan. The Cabernet Sauvignon is brought to your favorite restaurant to share a taste with your server. “Does this remind you of 70’s Napa?” And the popular Sweet Berry Wine demands an explanation, inspires stories, and creates joy.