Muni Wine

2018 The Whole Mess Syrah

Rated 4.7 out of 5
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Whole clusters of Syrah are picked by hand into bins, rushed to the winery, and then dumped right into the tank. The whole mess goes in without being de-stemmed. We walk on the fruit to let some juice loose which naturally starts the fermentation. It's weird to think of fermenting with the whole bunches of grapes as an addition to the wine, but it's been pretty common practice in modern winemaking to completely remove the stems from the berries for fermentation. By including the stems in the wine, we see more perfume, complexity, spice, firmness, and age-iness.  

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Reviewed by Kate L.
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I recommend this product
Age range
30-39
Favorite wine characteristics
  • medium-bodied
  • full-bodied
Rated 5 out of 5
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The Whole Mess - apropos in every way!

Love this wine. I used to visit the tasting room frequently but moved away years ago and still ship this and enjoy it from afar. What’s on the label feels appropriate for 2020 and what’s in the bottle feels even more so on my tastebuds. I’m told the stems are what “ enhance the spice character” and make this one particularly delish ... All I know is it’s versatile and enjoyed by all - we keep it stocked as our house wine and enjoy it multiple times / week.

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Reviewed by alan o.
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I recommend this product
Age range
60+
Favorite wine characteristics
  • full-bodied
  • spicy notes
Rated 5 out of 5
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Municipal Wines

Municipal makes some very good, reasonably priced wines. Try The Whole Mess for an great example. Of course their Potek Pinot Noirs are some of the best California PN.

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Reviewed by Kara H.
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I recommend this product
Age range
30-39
Favorite wine characteristics
  • full-bodied
  • spicy notes
  • semi-sweet
Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Solid, reliable red

I love the story behind this wine and the fact that it's made with the entire grape bunch - stems and all! The result is a red that is picnic- or happy hour-friendly and transitions just as easily to a hearty home-cooked meal.

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