SUBJECT TO CHANGE Carbonic Red Wine “Poor Ranch” 2017
“Poor Ranch” Mendocino County 2017

SUBJECT TO CHANGE Carbonic Red Wine “Poor Ranch” 2017

“Poor Ranch” Mendocino County 2017
Subject to Change Carbonic
Retail Price: $23
DDWA Score: 87
Value Rating: 3.8
Great Value
Wine Factor: 1
Date Posted: December 3, 2021
Cases Produced: 205

85% Carignane, 15% Syrah from 65 year old, organic vineyard outside of Hopland, southeast Mendocino County. “Nouveau Style” meaning 100% carbonic maceration, bottled in December (a little later than seasonal Nouveau). On the “serious side” for a young, all-carbonic wine, get allspice/clove spiced sweet plums, fresh raspberries, cracked pepper, musk and dry-aged beefsteak. Light as 100 feathers (not A feather, if you get my drift), perky acidity, lovely red fruits throughout…a complete wine. King salmon filet, simply seasoned and grilled, would be a perfect match!

 

Subject to Change is a new winery started by four friends: two with a long history in the winemaking and wine sale business. Sourcing organic, if not biodynamic, grapes and ultra-natural winemaking are their M.O., including no sulphur additions, at all. From Day One, they earned their Hipster Wine Club card for all mentioned above and modest alcohols (12% in most cases). I was just introduced to the wines, trying four of them, and like the wines a lot. Their Carbonic Red is a delight, and makes me want to cook for it.

 

 

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