2013 Iberian Remix Red

2013 Iberian Remix Red

Sonoma & Mendocino, North Coast AVA

the 1st Hybrid Galicia/California Production

$19.99
Retail Price
$34.00
Savings
41%



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VARIETAL: Grenache

ALCOHOL: 14.50%

SIZE: 750ml

Ratings:

93 Insider Points

Reviews:

The 2013 Remix Red is a bright and expressive blend of Spanish grapes grown locally in sunny California.  Definitey take a chance on this one, a drinkable and food friendly wine loaded with crunchy red berries, baking spice and pipe tobacco.  There's a violet note and hints of dark earth on the palate, leading to a fresh and balanced finish with vibrant acidity and smooth tannin.  Enjow now through 2022. - DZ Aug 2017

Why We're Drinking It:

$0 SHIPPING Selection (4+/btls)

A sexy, seamless integration of Spain and California, and the vision of one of America’s most refined palates, the Remix Red awed our Tasting Panel. To say we’re excited about this invino Exclusive is putting it very mildly.

The Iberian Remix, a hybrid Galicia/California red wine, is produced by William Sherer, one of the United States' only Master Sommeliers. It’s a robust and toothsome blend of 65% Souzao sourced from a single vineyard in Ukiah up in Mendocino and the rest about equal parts Garnacha, Tempranillo and Carignan—from specific vineyard sites in the Central Coast and Sonoma. Bringing in fruit from a range of microclimates, appellations and even counties allows for a rich palate of forward, red-fruited characters. A portion of this juicy, exceedingly friendly red was fermented in whole cluster, a method popular in many European wine regions where the goal is a vibrantly fresh and grapey character. Aged in used (neutral) oak only, there is nothing getting in the way of this Remix’s bold, blueberry-inflected style.

Just a mere 300 cases of this micro red were produced in 2013. You can't get the Iberian Remix Red anywhere else, which is very nearly a shame. Heh. 


Four reasons we love it:

  • The 2013 vintage was “extraordinary” and awarded 98 Wine Advocate points for Sonoma County. In Mendocino and throughout the Central Coast, 2013 was very successful to excellent.
  • Spain’s Galicia region sits in the very northwest of that country and features one of Europe’s chilliest and most damp climates. The area has been a significant wine region since the 14th century at least. Today, there are five D.O.s in Galicia, all known for producing high-quality wines.
  • Souzao is as yet an obscure variety in California, but in its native Portugal and in Galicia, Spain, it’s one of the more commonly seen red grapes. Because of its thick, dark skin, Souzao produces a richly colored juice, but the inside of this European grape is actually not pigmented, which allows for a range of styles and colors (even white) in the finished wine.
  • William Sherer earned his Master Sommelier certificate in 1998 and has directed the wine programs for a few of America’s top restaurants such as Aureole in Las Vegas and the Ritz Carlton in New York City.
Tasting Notes:

Deep, dark rich color. Smell and taste boysenberries, dark blueberries, black licorice, mincemeat, soy sauce, chopped fresh thyme, cocoa. Gentle tannins, medium acidity.

The Story to Know:

No, Iberian Remix is not a YouTube dance sensation set to a montage of the Spanish soccer team's players flailing about hilariously as they crash out of the World Cup. It's something much more enjoyable: A Californian tribute to the very best Spanish wines. Made mostly of Souzao, Tempranillo grapes grown in Arroyo Grande (with dabs of Garnacha grown in the Santa Barbara Highlands and Cariñena from Santa Ynez), this joint effort between Master Sommelier William Sherer and the winemaker at Laetitia Winery absolutely sings. One sip, and you'll wonder why more California wineries have yet to see the excitement that Spanish grapes offer when grown on American soil. There are some better Spanish wines out there, sure – but they cost about three times as much. By the time the first bottle's empty, you'll be so excited about this wine you might very well create a YouTube dance tribute to it of your own.

Perfect Pairings:

Stunning alongside with tapas or bbq grilled meats.

$0 SHIPPING Selection (4+/btls)

A sexy, seamless integration of Spain and California, and the vision of one of America’s most refined palates, the Remix Red awed our Tasting Panel. To say we’re excited about this invino Exclusive is putting it very mildly.

The Iberian Remix, a hybrid Galicia/California red wine, is produced by William Sherer, one of the United States' only Master Sommeliers. It’s a robust and toothsome blend of 65% Souzao sourced from a single vineyard in Ukiah up in Mendocino and the rest about equal parts Garnacha, Tempranillo and Carignan—from specific vineyard sites in the Central Coast and Sonoma. Bringing in fruit from a range of microclimates, appellations and even counties allows for a rich palate of forward, red-fruited characters. A portion of this juicy, exceedingly friendly red was fermented in whole cluster, a method popular in many European wine regions where the goal is a vibrantly fresh and grapey character. Aged in used (neutral) oak only, there is nothing getting in the way of this Remix’s bold, blueberry-inflected style.

Just a mere 300 cases of this micro red were produced in 2013. You can't get the Iberian Remix Red anywhere else, which is very nearly a shame. Heh. 


Four reasons we love it:

  • The 2013 vintage was “extraordinary” and awarded 98 Wine Advocate points for Sonoma County. In Mendocino and throughout the Central Coast, 2013 was very successful to excellent.
  • Spain’s Galicia region sits in the very northwest of that country and features one of Europe’s chilliest and most damp climates. The area has been a significant wine region since the 14th century at least. Today, there are five D.O.s in Galicia, all known for producing high-quality wines.
  • Souzao is as yet an obscure variety in California, but in its native Portugal and in Galicia, Spain, it’s one of the more commonly seen red grapes. Because of its thick, dark skin, Souzao produces a richly colored juice, but the inside of this European grape is actually not pigmented, which allows for a range of styles and colors (even white) in the finished wine.
  • William Sherer earned his Master Sommelier certificate in 1998 and has directed the wine programs for a few of America’s top restaurants such as Aureole in Las Vegas and the Ritz Carlton in New York City.

The 2013 Remix Red is a bright and expressive blend of Spanish grapes grown locally in sunny California.  Definitey take a chance on this one, a drinkable and food friendly wine loaded with crunchy red berries, baking spice and pipe tobacco.  There's a violet note and hints of dark earth on the palate, leading to a fresh and balanced finish with vibrant acidity and smooth tannin.  Enjow now through 2022. - DZ Aug 2017

93 Insider Points

Deep, dark rich color. Smell and taste boysenberries, dark blueberries, black licorice, mincemeat, soy sauce, chopped fresh thyme, cocoa. Gentle tannins, medium acidity.

No, Iberian Remix is not a YouTube dance sensation set to a montage of the Spanish soccer team's players flailing about hilariously as they crash out of the World Cup. It's something much more enjoyable: A Californian tribute to the very best Spanish wines. Made mostly of Souzao, Tempranillo grapes grown in Arroyo Grande (with dabs of Garnacha grown in the Santa Barbara Highlands and Cariñena from Santa Ynez), this joint effort between Master Sommelier William Sherer and the winemaker at Laetitia Winery absolutely sings. One sip, and you'll wonder why more California wineries have yet to see the excitement that Spanish grapes offer when grown on American soil. There are some better Spanish wines out there, sure – but they cost about three times as much. By the time the first bottle's empty, you'll be so excited about this wine you might very well create a YouTube dance tribute to it of your own.

Stunning alongside with tapas or bbq grilled meats.