Abandoned Meander California Red 2021

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This Russian River Valley blend offers vibrant black fruit, cedar, and earth aromas with a hint of floral perfume. Expect a medium-bodied palate with fine tannins and a lingering finish, showcasing the vineyard's complex potential.

Medium tannin with notes of strawberry, black cherry, and raspberry.

ABV:

  • 12%

Vintage:

  • 2021

Type:

  • Red

More On Abandoned Meander California Red 2021

Pairings

Curry, Charcuterie, Pizza

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Funky Scale

Mostly Classic

Region

California, United States

ruth-lewandowski-winemaker

The Producer

About Ruth Lewandowski

I've said it a thousand different ways since the beginning of Ruth Lewandowski Wines, and I think its most comprehensible to explain “Ruth” as a concept more than a living, breathing individual. A concept born out of the affiliation of my own philosophies of farming and winemaking (which indeed spill over to inform so many of my life beliefs) and one small but very significant text in the Old Testament of the Bible, the book of Ruth. Without sounding 'preachy' and so as not to offend the sensitive, and in the interest of concisely summing things up, I don't believe there to be a deeper, more compelling depiction of the natural cycle of death and redemption (both in the physical realm we can see and the spiritual realm we often do not) than this one short book. Nothing that is alive today could be so without something having died first. This is the redemptive nature of our universe, of our planet, of our soils, plants, and ultimately you and I. The cessation of things is necessary to begin anew, even more fully. From the wreckage of death and tragedy at the beginning of the book of Ruth, a young woman finds life, finds beauty and is able to truly live....not simply in spite of the death, but because the death occurred at all. The regeneration of the life of our soils occurs only through organic matter...all completely dead, broken down carbon-based items. Natural fermentation is the building up and dying off of multiple strains of yeast and bacteria, each paving the way for the next strain to take over (and each leaving their altogether unique signatures of flavor, aroma, and textural compounds). Who is Ruth? Well, with this sort of explanation, I suppose I could say that there is a bit of Ruth in all of us.