Hi-Rollr Red 2017
Our Versatile Blend - 95 pts, North Coast Wine Challenge
An easy drinkin’ wine that’s as comfortable with a mid-week pizza as an elegant Sunday roast. On the palate it is a lively wine with rich flavors of cherries, boysenberries and warm spices, all backed with bright acidity and a satisfying finish. This comes together to create a real crowd pleaser. Fortunately, you don’t need to be a High Roller to drink this wine often.
Boontling - An American Lingo…
Hi-Rollr is a term coined in about 1890 by speakers of Boontling, (the name is a combination of “Boonville,” our nearest town about 10 miles away and “lingo”) spoken by residents of Mendocino’s Anderson Valley. It refers to the folks living in the hills of Yorkville, who apparently would roll up the pant legs of their overalls while crossing muddy steams and then forget to roll them back down before arriving at the bustling town of Boonville for the Saturday night supper and shindig. Locals pointed and laughed and the name stuck.
Boontling briefly enjoyed a national audience in the mid- 1970s when a local speaker was a guest on the Johnny Carson Show. Because Boontling is a spoken language, rather than a written one, spellings of words vary greatly.
As with all our reds, we gently crushed the grapes as soon as we brought them into our winery. Individual lots were fermented and after fermentation was finished we gently pressed off the juice from the skins. This wine was assembled from lots aged 14 months in French oak barrels. The wines were then racked into a tank, fined with organic egg whites, and loosely filtered before bottling. Blend: Malbec 56%, Merlot 29%, Carignan 10%, Petit Verdot 5%.