2019 Sabelli-frisch Mission "La Malinche"Sold Out
2019 "LA MALINCHE"
Alc 12.5% by vol. (750ml)
Mission, our signature grape, was brought to the New World by the conquistadores. The oldest grape in California, it has been mistreated and neglected for over a century. Today it’s a very rare grape, almost fully replaced by more fashionable varieties. But there would be no wine in California had it not paved the way for all the others, so I’m eternally grateful I get to be part of its new dawn. I’m obsessed with this variety and hopefully you’ll agree it makes a great wine.
Slightly lighter in style than the 2018 vintage, but still with those elevated tannins and strawberry pepperiness. A wine made to serve just slightly chilled.
93pts - John Gilman, View From The Cellar
Somers Vineyard might have some of the oldest Mission vines in the US. Nobody knows exactly how old they are, but our best guess is turn of the century. That would be the last century, not this one. Some say less, but for sure they’re at least 50+ years old. They grow right next to the river in the Mokelumne River AVA, Lodi, California and are mostly dry farmed, since their roots reach deep.