• 2022 NavarrougeNew!
    Red Table Wine
    Mendocino
    • (750 ml) $22.00
    • (Full Case) $204.00 ($60.00 off!)
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The 2022 Navarrouge is a varietal festivity: a smatterings of Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, and other varieties each bring their unique personalities to the gathering. The Pinot, being the life of the party at a whopping 48%, lends a cherry-strawberry charm, while barely flexing its tannins. Boldly entering in at 30%, Navarro's old vine Zinfandel contributes gravitas, with a hint of wild blackberry and a whisper of brushwood. Sangiovese chips in a shy 12%, with notes of cherry-plum, leather, and a nudge of caffeine. As for Grenache Noir and Carignane, they're the unassuming guests, each contributing an understated 5%—but still essential to the celebration. Manual hand punch-downs are responsible for the blend's controlled tannins. A leisurely rest in French oak barrels provided the finishing touch.


[above] We aged this Navarrouge in a combination of new and seasoned French oak barrels. The cooper put his markings in in black ink near the top of the barrel: François Frères, Saint-Romain, Burgundy, France. Their other markings, TG and MT, identify this as barrel being produced from tight grain oak with a medium toast. Near the bottom, the 2022 indicates the year the barrel was produced. Navarro paints on 22-102 signifying this as the 22nd barrel of the 102 purchased that vintage. In white chalk we've written PNSHL-115 which indicates what is stored in the barrel: Pinot Noir, South Hill lower, ENTAV clone 115.

[above] Ulises topping barrels in our refrigerated cellar. The barrels are stacked four high in three rows separated by three feet allowing Navarro's diligent staff access to every barrel.

It's a red blend, at a bargain price, that promises to compliment any dish involving melted cheese or tomato sauce. A week-night dinner of pizza, spaghetti Bolognese, or lasagna?—this bottle's for you. Silver Medal winner.

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Specifications
  • Harvested: Sept. 13 to Oct. 14, 2022
  • Sugars at harvest: 23.5° Brix
  • Bottled: Aug. 10 & 11, 2023
  • Cases produced: 2,323
  • Alcohol: 13.8%
  • Titratable acidity: 5.8 g/L
  • pH: 3.73