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Hitching Post Generation Red 2018

14% abv

Gen Red got it name from the extensive history of wine making in the Ostini family in Italy and the many family members in the Hartley family that are currently in the wine industry. “Red wine has been in our past, present, and future,” states Gray Hartley, founder, owner and cellar master of Hitching Post Wines. “It will continue to be in our future generations.”
Year after year, the wine grape varieties that go into Gen Red vary. The team look for wines that blend well together to present a medium-bodied, palate pleasing, table red that a variety of palates can gravitate towards. Drinkable in its youth and also having enough acid and tannin structure to pair with food.

Using Italian varietals from Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards in Los Alamos, they added a richer body and dark fruit profile with Merlot from Templeton, and some lively red fruit, low alcohol wine with Valdiguie from Santa Margarita. Barrel aged for 18 months in 100% neutral French oaks barrels, the flavours in the wine have a touch of barrel influence that adds soft, aromatic notes. A violet colored wine, the aromatics present fig, rose petals, dark chocolate. The fruit really jumps out on the palate bouncing between wild cherry, strawberry, and pomegranate. There are ever-present dried baking spice notes in the flavor that lingers on the end. A more rustic blend then previous vintages, this wine will excel with rich, roasted meats, and a charcuterie board.

£23.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

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Hitching Post is run by Frank Ostini, whose family ran the original Hitching Post from 1952, and Gray Hartley, a former commercial fisherman. Back when they started in 1979, they had but one barrel produced in their garage. Later on they made the wines at the Au Bon Climat/Qupe winery, and now the wines are produced in Buellton just around the corner from the Hitching Post restaurant (yes, the one in 'Sideways'). At the heart of Hitching Post is a focus on Pinot Noir from vineyards in Santa Barbara County, specifically Santa Maria Valley, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Rita Hills and Los Alomos. These are traditional wines, aged in French Oak, bottled unfiltered, redolent in vibrant fruit with an intense vein of spice and earthiness but always with balancing fresh acidity.

Reference #:
13397
Strength
14 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Grapes
Barbera, Merlot, Sangiovese, Valdiguie
Organic
No
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
No
Vegetarian
No
Sparkling
No

What do I pay for delivery?

Shipping is free on all Duty Paid UK orders over £150 and £190 for Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.

Orders under £150 are charged a flat rate of £6.95 incl. VAT for all deliveries.

Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.

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Where do you ship to and when will it arrive?

We use leading carrier DPD, providing a Track and Trace Next Day Service.

All orders confirmed by us before 12 noon will be eligible for next day delivery. Exact delivery date is dependent on collation of your order and will be confirmed to you in a subsequent email from you order confirmation.

Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specfically requested to do so).

If you are out a card is left, with an instruction to call the local depot to re-arrange delivery. Alternatively you can inform us to “leave safe”, “leave with a neighbour”, “leave in garage” etc. and we will pass this information onto the courier. Please remember that, in accordance with our Terms & Conditions, alcohol will only be left with persons over 18 Years Old.

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We use Mailsafe packaging and double walled cardboard boxes for secure shipping of all bottles. Clear labelling marked FRAGILE is applied and all our despatches.

UK mainland deliveries are overnight from confirmation of despatch with the exception of the following postcodes where deliveries are made on a 2 to 5 day service from despatch : 

IV 3 to 11, IV14 to 28, IV 40 & IV 51 to 54, IV 63. KW 1 to 3 & KW 5 to 14. PH 33 to 41