Populis Wine

Populis Wabi-Sabi 2022

$27
$27

Populis Wabi-Sabi is a red natural wine made from a blend of Cabernet Franc, Carignan, Syrah, and Zinfandel farmed sustainably in California. Spontaneous fermentation, unfiltered, and unfined, aged in old wooden casks. Juicy red wine from California, pairs perfectly with al pastor tacos.

Wine Type:, Red
Wine Style:, Medium Body
Farming:, Organic
Vintage:, 2022
Alcohol:, 13%
Country:, United States
Region:, Mendocino
Appellation:, NA
Bottle Size:, 750ml

Food Pairing:

Mexican food.

 

Producer profile

Populis Wine

"Why Populis? Because it's all about you, our friends and allies, our brothers and sisters who want to drink delicious, honest wine. There is not enough wine with soul that we can afford to drink... and we like to drink! We work to find amazing vineyards all over Northern California where the farming is top-notch. Herbicides? NO! Synthetic pesticides? No! Organic farming? Always! Old vines? Duh! Complex, out of this world terroir? FOR SURE! And once we hunt down these special vineyards we do all we can to not screw it up – and by that, we mean no additions, no intervention, no tomfoolery – just straight up fermented juice."

Wine region

Mendocino, United States

California is a prominent wine-producing state in the United States. It is characterized by a wide variety of climates and geographical features conducive to viticulture. The state encompasses several well-known wine regions with distinct climatic conditions and grape varietals.

Napa Valley is one of the most famous wine regions globally and is located north of San Francisco. It is renowned for its Cabernet Sauvignon, produced in a climate moderated by fog from San Pablo Bay. The region also grows Merlot, Chardonnay, and other varietals. Napa Valley features diverse soils, including volcanic and sedimentary, contributing to its wines' robust flavors.

Sonoma County neighbors Napa Valley and is more extensive and diverse. It has a cooler climate due to its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, making it ideal for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Zinfandel. Sonoma County is known for its varied terroirs, from the cool Sonoma Coast to the warmer Sonoma Valley.

Central Coast spans from San Francisco Bay to Santa Barbara County and includes several smaller AVAs (American Viticultural Areas). This region produces a wide array of grapes, benefiting from a long growing season influenced by coastal breezes. Notable sub-regions include Paso Robles, known for robust red wines like Syrah and Zinfandel, and Monterey County, where cooler climate varietals like Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive.

Sierra Foothills, located east of Sacramento, rises from the valley into the mountains of the Sierra Nevada. This region, known historically for its role during the California Gold Rush, produces wine from old vine Zinfandel and increasingly notable Rhône varietals. The higher elevation results in significant diurnal temperature variation, which preserves acidity and enhances flavor complexity in the grapes.

Lodi is in the Central Valley, south of Sacramento, and benefits from a Mediterranean climate. It is known for its old vine Zinfandel, with some vines dating back to the late 19th century. Lodi's sandy soils provide good drainage and are resistant to phylloxera, contributing to the health and longevity of its vines.

Mendocino County is north of Sonoma and has a cooler maritime climate. It is recognized for organic and sustainable viticulture, focusing on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The region's Anderson Valley benefits from coastal fog and cool temperatures that extend the growing season.

Each of these regions contributes to California's reputation as a versatile and high-quality wine-producing area, committed to tradition and innovative practices in viticulture and enology.

Frequently asked question

We will process and ship your order in 2-3 business days, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with tracking as soon as the Carrier scans the shipping label.

Ground shipping time depends on location, here's a breakdown:

West Coast: 1-2 business days
Midwest: 3-4 business days
East Coast: 5 business days

Process time is not shipping time. Shipping time starts from the days successive to the day of shipping, after the order has been processed.

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Signature on delivery is mandatory for wine deliveries. Please make sure someone is at the shipping address to sign for the package.

If applicable, please consider delivering the package to a business address to ensure someone is available to sign for the package.

We also have the option of delivering the package to a Carrier's store for pickup. Please reach out to us to coordinate.

Carrier will try to delivery a package up to three times before returning the package to us.

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If you miss a delivery and a package gets returned to us we have two options:

1) Reship the package right away: due to the very high cost of shipping and returns, we must charge a re-shipping fee to be determined based on package size and shipping destination.

2) Consolidate the returned package with your next order: this option is free of charge and it's the most popular option.

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What is natural wine?

What is natural wine?

Natural wine is a type of wine made in small batches from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.
What is Biodynamics?

What is Biodynamics?

Biodynamic wine is wine made with grapes farmed biodynamically. Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to farming.
What is organic wine?

What is organic wine?

Organic wine is made with grapes farmed organically. Organic farming is a type of farming alternative to conventional farming.
What is vegan wine?

What is vegan wine?

Vegan wine is wine made without using animal products during the fining phase of the clarification process. Before wine is bottled it is usually clarified.