2016 Rita's Block
Rita’s Block is an exotic field blend grown at the Alegria Vineyards in the Russian River Valley with 18 different varietals creating this complex wine. This special wine is tended to by friends and family throughout the entire year, leading up to hand harvesting by this group. After an early morning harvest starting at 2AM on September 26th, the grapes were quickly destemmed and crushed to preserve their flavors and aromas while still cold from the overnight chill.
Cellared 18 months in 30% new American Oak (Virginia).
Field Blend Composition: Zinfandel – 69%; Primitivo – 14%; Alicante Bouschet – 4%; Petite Syrah – 2%; Trousseau – 2%; Syrah – 2%; 12 Additional Varietals comprising the final 7%