Ruth Lewandowski Boaz Testa Vineyard Mendocino 2018
After working at Binner in Alsace for several years, Evan Lewandowski moved back to Utah to start making his own wine. Using fruit grown at Fox Hill Vineyards and Testa Vineyards in Mendocino county, Evan begins fermentation in California then transports his fermenting juice in a refrigerated U-Haul to his home in Salt Lake City where he completes the fermentation, aging, and bottling process.
The 2018 'Boaz' is a blend of old-vine Carignan, Grenache, and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Testa Ranch planted in 1912. The grapes are fermented together as whole clusters, and then aged in neutral barriques. The wine is made without additives, including SO2, and as with all of the Ruth Lewandowski wines, it is unfined and unfiltered. The winemaker describes this wine as "burly," but "acid-driven and focused."