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Louisiana French, "an extra or unexpected gift”

The label is done in Mardi Gras colors; gold, purple, and green.

It was named this because I had extra Zinfandel in barrels in 2006 after all my blending was done. I thought it would make sense to give it more structure and balance it with some portion of my sisu (Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre). The initial blend was 60% Zinfandel, and 40% sisu. It was a wonderful surprise! Thus the name.

Today the Zinfandel has been dialed back and Counoise plays a small part in the blend.