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Vinca Minor Wine – Tap Takeover + Tasting at Cru Armature Works
June 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Vinca Minor – One of Cali’s Best Natural Wine Producers
Jason Edward Charles arrived at winemaking through a circuitous route, bouncing around Latin America and Europe taking photos, then waiting tables in New York, and then staging here and there before finding a place to put down roots—literally. For him, planting vines means linking one’s identity to a fixed place, establishing permanence and structure.
The wines balance these two poles: they have a lively, restless personality which expresses itself in spritely acidity and zesty aromas; but they also contain a certain sinew and complexity derived from the extremely old vines Jason has decided to work with. He works with iconic organic vineyards in Mendocino, Sonoma and the Santa Cruz Mountains. Jason’s wines are exceptional, and we’re excited to have him here pouring. Also, his rosé, from 80+ year old vines, is one of the best you can get.
He’s committed to working naturally: sourcing organic fruit, fermenting with wild yeasts, never filtering or fining, and only using small amounts of sulfur at bottling. Thursday June 7th, Saturday, Jason will be pouring his wines at the Cru Cellars in the Armature Works. Stop by, say hi and taste some delicious California natural wines!
Hawkeye Ranch Rosé of Carignan (2017)
Mendocino Carignan (2016)
Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon (2016)
Sonoma Chardonnay (2016)
$20 to taste all 4 wines or each is available as by-the-glass