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2021 Old Stake 1901

2021 Old Stake 1901 "Field Blend"

This wine comes from our Old Stake 1901 Vineyard in Lake County’s Kelsey Bench AVA, and is a “Field Blend” of unique Old World varieties, with some vines planted 120 years ago - in the year 1901. The vineyard boasts some of Lake County's oldest vines and is registered with the Historical Vineyard Society.

Mirroring the vineyard, the wine is a treasure trove of pre-Prohibition grape varieties with an emphasis on Zinfandel, Cinsault and Alicante Bouschet.  The blend is accented by plantings of Touriga Naçional, Syrah, Primitivo, Cabernet Sauvign­on, Counoise, and a host of other interesting grape varieties. To date we have identified 24, with many rarely found in California’s north coast. The grapes are harvested together and co-fermented in the style of traditional field blends then aged for 8 months in French oak.

With a color dancing between red and deep purple, this opulent and vibrant glass of wine gives off aromas of wild iris, sandalwood and blueberry pie.  The palate is enlivened by a steady, generous flow of brambly huckleberry and bright blackberry flavors.  The mid-palate is accented by a refreshing acidity that pleasantly escorts you to subtle spice notes of wild thyme, white pepper and lavender on the way to a lengthy and lingering smooth mocha finish.  

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SKU: 2021 OS
Wine Specs
Mixed varietals (20+)
Kelsey Bench
Vineyard Designation
Old Stake 1901 Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 2, 2021
6 months in French oak
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