Fruit for our Old Vine Field Blend comes from 60-year-old (average), head-trained vines rooted in rocky, well-draining soils in the heart of Mendocino County. On the nose, aromas of ripe black cherry, damp earth, and hints of rose petal carry over to the mouth and harmoniously mesh with flavors of blackberry, pomegranate, dried leaves, and a hint of sweet spice. The palate is plush and powerful, yet balanced by well-integrated tannins and ample amounts of natural acidity. Post & Vines Old Vine Field Blend comes from Testa Vineyard, a certified Organic (CCOF certified) and Biodynamic (Demeter) site in Mendocino County.
2020 marks the inaugural vintage of our Mule Plane Vineyard Carignane, which is located in the Mokelumne River AVA, nestled within the overarching Lodi AVA. This historic 5-acre site is managed by John Shinn and is planted to own-rooted Carignane, which dates back nearly 100 years. On the palate, the wine is balanced, bright, and laden with juicy flavors of red cherry, cranberry, thyme, and a touch of white pepper. Mule Plane gets its name from the mule-drawn plane that John Shinn’s grandfather regularly saw his uncle using to level the field before planting. The site is Lodi Rules Sustainable certified.
Opening with aromas of rose petal, black cherry and boysenberry, clove, anise, and forest floor, the 2018 Post & Vine Old Vine Field Blend expresses the purity of fruit and tannin structure typical of the Testa Vineyard of Redwood Valley Mendocino. The mouthfeel is seamless and layered, continuing the brambly fruit and spice of the nose and finishing with long, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity.
276 cases produced
Bright and fruity with a little spice, the 2019 Post & Vine Contra Costa Carignane is engaging and vibrant. Raspberry, blackberry and plummy fruit combine with fresh aromas of crushed rock and earthy spice followed by hints of violets and a silky texture. Lighter in body than the Testa Vineyard Old Vine Field Blend, and made from 120-year-old vines planted in the sandy soils of Contra Costa, this wine is fun and fresh and can be served slightly chilled.
72 cases produced