If this is the first chilled red you ever drink, it might feel kind of like a revolution, like a change in mindset you can taste. It’s a field blend of grapes, made in such a way that the tannins aren’t too strong. When tannins taste like a black tea that’s steeped too long – it’s astringent. This is not that. Clearly made by someone who was tired of feeling punched in the mouth after a glass of red. And from someone who was feeling hot, temperature hot. This person made a delicious, low-intervention wine, that is meant to be drunk chilled. Oh, and most of this went through carbonic maceration - a spontaneous process creating its distinct, candied (but not sweet) flavor.
(Check out our wine from Amplify for a description of this unique winemaking process.)
This pairs with so much food. Just not sweet foods. Keep it savory, and this will work beautifully.
Las Jaras works with organically farmed vineyard sites to produce wines with tons of character and vibrant flavors. As a joint project between winemaker Joel Burt and comedian/foodie/wine obsessed Eric Wareheim, the wines from these two are at the forefront of the “cool kids” wine styles. Super natural, using mostly spontaneous fermentation, and traditional winemaking methods, these wines make you feel good before, during, and after.