Ruth Lewandowski Boaz, cuvee zero
A bouquet of violets, wet earth and blackberry this wine is especially pungent and assertive. Palate is vibrant and long, with a spicy background that is focused yet energetic.
The 'Boaz' is a blend of old-vine Carignan, Grenache, and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Testa Ranch planted in 1912. The grapes are fermented together as whole clusters, and then aged in neutral barriques. The wine is made without additives, including SO2, and as with all of the Ruth Lewandowski wines, it is unfined and unfiltered. The winemaker describes this wine as "burly," but "acid-driven and focused."