Rancho Carne Humana was a 17,962-acre Mexican land grant in present day Napa County, California given in 1841 by Governor Juan Alvarado to Edward Turner Bale. The name means “human flesh” in Spanish! The original landowner was afraid that the people would squat on his land, so he created tales of the cannibals living there – thus the “Carne Humana” (Human Flesh) story. The story is “cute” but the wine is very serious. This second release is not just a fly-by-night wine, it is the real McCoy!
Carne Humana 2011 Proprietary Red, Napa Valley
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A stunning blend of 40% Petite Verdot, 30% Petite Sirah, 10% Zinfandel, 10% Syrah, 5% Cab Sauvingon and 5% Charbono. This is only the second release, and I can say this might be one of the best “Outside-the-box” blends I have tasted this year! This is a wine that will hands down beat wines like Prisoner, especially in the $ department! The wine is loaded from nose to finish with bold flavors. Opaque purplish-black color. Gorgeous fragrant nose of lush red fruit and hints of subtle spiciness jump out of the glass. On the palate this medium to full bodied “monster” offers up a mixture of rich, smooth, black stone fruit, anise, chocolate, espresso and a touch of nutty spiciness that linger into a long, pleasant silky finish.