"My search for intriguing red grapes led me to the old vineyards of Mendocino County, where Italian immigrants planted beloved varietals many decades ago. In a town called Calpella, I found Testa Vineyards, with its 50- to 60-year-old Carignan and Petite Sirah vines planted on St. George rootstock. This beautiful, family-run vineyard is CCOF Certified Organic, and the vines are head-pruned and lightly irrigated from an onsite pond. Grown in the region’s extreme climate, with hot days and chilly nights, the fruit from Testa Vineyard is something special. It inspired me to create my Calpella Red Table Wine—a blend that is both rustic and engaging, with beautiful red fruit notes enhanced by enlivening acidity."
84% Carignan and 16% Petite Sirah.