After a one year hiatus due to California wildfires, 2019 brings a triumphant return for the Vecino Vineyard “Ya Moon”. The wine was made using primarily carbonic maceration. In this process the whole clusters are sealed in a vessel that is rich in CO2. Fermentation then occurs largely inside each individual grape at an intercellular level. The end result of this is often wines that are bright, fresh and light as they do extract as much from the skins and have much less exposure to oxygen. The wine was then aged for only three months in a mixture of old French oak and stainless steel. It was bottled with a bare minimum amount of sulfur to preserve it.
This wine is a bright ruby red color and has complex aromas of red fruit and herbs. The palate shows red cherry and cranberry, with savory herbs and a touch of sassafras. With great structure and a lovely balance of tannin to acid, this is the perfect wine to enjoy slightly chilled with your Holiday feast!