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Press Gang | Mencía

The perfect moody red

Original price $40 - Original price $40
Original price
$40 - $40
Current price $40

Mencía grapes typically grow in Spain and Portugal on the Iberian peninsula – with only a few rare plantings elsewhere. This is one of those exceptions and its from California. Mencía is richly aromatic – jumping out of the glass. If you love Pinot Noir and other aromatic reds like Gamay, this is worth a try! Cherry pie dusted with dried rose petals and crushed granite. It’s the perfect moody red for this time of year.

Delicious With

Delicious with cured meats like pastrami, corned beef, salami, or pepperoni. Gamey meats also pair nicely - like duck, pheasant, or venison.

Their Cred

Press Gang is a project from Lompoc-native and avid surfer, Kyle Knapp. He grew up working in the meat department of a local grocery store and took an interest in wine – seeing all the different styles arriving behind-the-scenes at the store. He dove in, worked his first harvest at a local winery, Beckman, then headed to Australia, then back to Cali for two years and four harvests. Kyle had ‘caught the wine bug’ and started his own project, Press Gang, in 2010. Impressively, his day job is winemaker at Stolpman (now locally famous for their ‘Love you Bunches’ wine), and this side-project is where he gets to make the wines he wants to drink.  

Winery   Press Gang

Type   Mencía

Sustainability   Organic

Origin   Nolan Ranch, Alisos Canyon, California

Alcohol   13.5%