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Mengler Family Wines

2016 Rita's Block
18 Varietal Red Field Blend

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).

Here is the composition of the 2016 Rita's Block:

Zinfandel - 68.7%

Primitivo - 14.1%

Alicante Bouschet - 3.8%

Petite Sirah - 2.4%

Trousseau - 1.9%

Syrah - 1.5%

Tinta Cao - 1.1%

Mataro - 1.0%

Negrette - 1.0%

Charbono - 0.9%

Cilieglio - 0.8%

Einset - 0.7%

Royalty - 0.5%

Garnacha - 0.3%

Liatiko - 0.3%

Peloursin - 0.3%

Cabernet Sauvignon - 0.2%

Graciano - 0.2%

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SKU: MN16RBRR
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Alegria Vineyards
Harvest Date
9/26/2016
Sugar
0
Acid
6.7
pH
3.47
Aging
18 Months American Oak (Minnesota) 30% New
Bottling Date
6/18/2018
Residual Sugar
0
Alcohol %
14.1
Wine Spectator
90
Wine Enthusiast
90
Wine Profile
Food Pairing Notes
Filet mignon with shallot, red-wine reduction
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John Lowell's Gravatar
John Lowell
(Dec 12, 2018 at 5:43 PM)
I tell everyone the same thing. "You just can't beat the Rita's"

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