2019 Methode Sauvage Iruai "Shasta-Cascade" Red, CA

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2019 Methode Sauvage Iruai "Shasta-Cascade" Red, CA

From The Producer:

30% Trousseau / 35% Mondeuse / 35% Blaufränkisch                                                                                                                                                                             

Shasta-Cascade Wine Growing Region

12.5% ALC / 650 cases produced

Born out of the mythical wine growing region I’ve taken to calling the Shasta-Cascade (from the Siskiyou Wilderness in the mountains of far Southern Oregon, down through the colliding cascades and Trinity Alps that give rise to the mysterious Mount Shasta). This wine is a love letter to our wineries wild new home in Scott Valley (called iruai by the Shasta People), pioneering a sense of place that channels a vast mineral range, a savage elevation, and a generous beauty. Trousseau brings the blood orange tang, Monduese adds high toned black fruit and a peppery perfume, while the Blaufränkisch rounds things out with a bitter kick and savory structure. It's the wild and mysterious light-bodied red that makes Pinot Noir taste like a dancing bull. Discerning drinkers choose Shasta-Cascade Red.