Wine Filter

Currently shopping by:

Wine Type:

Country:

Region:

Area:

Grape:

Producer:

Price: {{ priceRange }}

Feature: {{ featureOrganic }}

Feature: {{ featureVegetarian }}

Feature: {{ featureVegan }}
clear all filters

sale

Birichino - Scylla 2018

Red Wine from California · USA
£23.95 £22.50
Case Rate: £22.50
Ex Tax: £18.75
Country:
USA
Wine Region: California
Winery: Birichino
Grape: Carignan/Carinena
Grape Percentage: 50% Carignane, 48% Grenache, 2% Mourvèdre
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
{{ quantity }}
93 pts  Wine Enthusiast
Country:
USA
Wine Region: California
Winery: Birichino
Grape: Carignan/Carinena
Grape Percentage: 50% Carignane, 48% Grenache, 2% Mourvèdre
Unit Quantity (ml): 750

Wine tasting notes

A wine of focused, high-toned, bright red fruit with an undercurrent of something more savory, wild, and dark.

Winery information

Birichino

Based in Santa Cruz, Birichino was founded in 2008 by friends Alex Krause and John Locke. Alex and John met whilst working at Randall Grahm's Bonny Doon Vineyard and share a passion for perfumed, elegant but slightly mischievous wines; in fact, Birichino is Italian for 'mischievous'! The Birichino style is very much in the vein of 'New Wave California'. The focus is on drinkability, fruit expression, elegance and lower alcohol levels. Oak is rarely seen, whole bunch is embraced, native yeasts are in and filtration is out. Alex and John source grapes from reputable growers, who farm very old vineyards in mostly maritime-influenced or higher altitude areas such as Monterey or Santa Cruz Mountains but they also work with some extremely old vineyards in Lodi. Their Cinsault from the Bechthold vineyard is made from the world's oldest Cinsault plants. These wines represent exceptionally good value, given their pedigree

Expert reviews

Wine Enthusiast (2018) - 93 pts

Quite light in the glass, this blend of 50% Carignan, 48% Grenache and 2% Mourvèdre starts with earthy aromas of soil, gamy charcuterie and freshly crushed scents of cran-raspberry and strawberry. There's a rugged, meaty tone to the sip, which is offset by bright and snappy pomegranate flashes, leading into pepper and herbs toward the finish. MATT KETTMANN

Vinification notes

Fermentations proceeded without inoculation, and the various components matured in neutral barrels before bottling in June without filtration.