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Las Jaras Glou Glou 2022

Las Jaras Glou Glou 2022

Farming : Organic | Dry Farmed


Winemaking : Hand-Picked Grapes | Native Yeast Fermentation 


Region : Mendocino County, CA


Grape : 51% Zinfandel | 30% Carignan | 17% Petite Sirah | 2% Charbono


Alcohol by Volume : 12.49%



Pizza, burgers, wine: the Las Jaras holy trinity. (If more people subscribed to our religion, would there be world peace?) This is the sixth installment of the Glou Glou series, which was created to be the perfect wine for circle foods (pizza and burgers). The 2022 edition of this light red is so juicy and delicious; we think it is a home run! The vintage gave us a Zinfandel crop with very large and juicy berries to make a fresh and enchanting wine. This Glou Glou is certainly a food wine; in fact, it begs for food. It has enough acid to stand up to your favorite tomato sauce, as well as intense berry notes that perfectly complement the char of a burger or perfectly cooked pizza crust. Serve this slightly chilled, and you will be the hero of your next backyard barbecue—this is the most refreshing red wine ever, and the perfect antidote to long summer days and the heat of the grill. On the nose it is a sea of aromatic black plum, red licorice, and raspberry with undertones of clove and hawthorn. The palate is intense and fleshy with flavors of red plum, hibiscus, and pomegranate with a long spicy finish.

While the main challenge with the 2021 vintage was to make a lighter wine with small berries, the 2022 vintage rewarded us with perfect big, juicy berries for Glou Glou. There was a frost event in early spring which really hammered early-budding varieties throughout California. This frost killed the new green shoots on the vines. The secondary buds turned out to be pretty fruitful and then a rain event in July made for nice big Zinfandel berries. It was a cool season until it wasn’t; temperatures hit up to 120F in September followed by two inches of rain. With rigorous sorting in the vineyard we were able to pick nice quality fruit that led to clean and delicious wines