Bichi

Listan Red Blend

9.039 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Mexico
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
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Bob Dylan

Awesome murky not rose pinkish color peppery

Awesome murky not rose pinkish color peppery

Jun 12th, 2019
Martinez

Light-ruby, Beaujolais-style red from recently recovered 100-year-old Listán Prieto (Mission) vines grown at 2,000-2,500 ft elevation in the mountains of Tecate, right on the border with California. Originally brought by Spanish missionaries and used to make sacramental wine - hence its name-, Mission was California's most prevalent grape variety in the 1800s and is still widely planted in Chile (where it is known as País), Peru (aka, Rosa del Perú), Argentina (Criolla Chica) and the Canary Islands (Palomino Negro). In the 20th Century, California uprooted most of its Mission vines it in favor of "nobler varieties" such as Cabernet Sauvignon, while south of the border, Bichi’s vineyards were abandoned for decades. Fortunately, they survived and after years without any pesticides (farmers refused to invest in them, even prune them), they became “minimal intervention” and organic by default. But thanks to the natural wine craze, Listan is back. It is fresh, smoky, and delicious, with hints of mezcal, hibiscus and iron.

Light-ruby, Beaujolais-style red from recently recovered 100-year-old Listán Prieto (Mission) vines grown at 2,000-2,500 ft elevation in the mountains of Tecate, right on the border with California. Originally brought by Spanish missionaries and used to make sacramental wine - hence its name-, Mission was California's most prevalent grape variety in the 1800s and is still widely planted in Chile (where it is known as País), Peru (aka, Rosa del Perú), Argentina (Criolla Chica) and the Canary Islands (Palomino Negro). In the 20th Century, California uprooted most of its Mission vines it in favor of "nobler varieties" such as Cabernet Sauvignon, while south of the border, Bichi’s vineyards were abandoned for decades. Fortunately, they survived and after years without any pesticides (farmers refused to invest in them, even prune them), they became “minimal intervention” and organic by default. But thanks to the natural wine craze, Listan is back. It is fresh, smoky, and delicious, with hints of mezcal, hibiscus and iron.

Jun 6th, 2019
Danielle Chutinthranond

Great light bodied red.

Great light bodied red.

Mar 25th, 2019
Emily Delehanty

pomegranate, spiced plum, strawberry + balsamic, wild violet, wet rock/soil. dried thyme. whiff of sweet smoke/tobacco, like a clove cig. so wild and cool. captivating. light bodied and juicy but dark and mysterious at the same time, with the perfect amount of acid love.

pomegranate, spiced plum, strawberry + balsamic, wild violet, wet rock/soil. dried thyme. whiff of sweet smoke/tobacco, like a clove cig. so wild and cool. captivating. light bodied and juicy but dark and mysterious at the same time, with the perfect amount of acid love.

Jan 15th, 2019
Dan Podratsky

Very acidic and tastes a tad boozy, wild fermented?

Very acidic and tastes a tad boozy, wild fermented?

Dec 9th, 2018
Giovanna Fischer

sweet pepper beginning- hella earthy

sweet pepper beginning- hella earthy

Mar 16th, 2018
Ivy Hastings

Like eating a chipotle pepper but then comes off with bright fruit and acid. Interesting but did not suit my palate.

Like eating a chipotle pepper but then comes off with bright fruit and acid. Interesting but did not suit my palate.

Feb 7th, 2018
Mark Surman

What a fun way to start Friday. A solid 9 as a wine, but a 9.5 from Mexico. Thank you, Lisa.

What a fun way to start Friday. A solid 9 as a wine, but a 9.5 from Mexico. Thank you, Lisa.

Jan 19th, 2018
Charles Garcia

Juicy and tart with a little spice!

Juicy and tart with a little spice!

Jan 6th, 2018
Ely Cohn

The freshest close to 2017!

The freshest close to 2017!

Jan 1st, 2018