Fruit and finesse
This vintage is bright and fruity, bursting with flavors of black cherry and muddled raspberry. Aged lightly in oak, the fruit character shines through with just a touch of fennel on the finish.
100% Mendocino County
There are a variety of winds that sweep through the mountains into the central valleys. Those winds bring cool nights that give us great color, acid, and freshness.
The cooler temperatures in the valley allow for a slower ripening of the fruit, bringing fresher and brighter flavors.
0 grams of sugar, real wine
Our wines are made the natural way: in small, sustainably farmed batches with nothing added to artificially preserve, or augment the taste. There’s no need. Our grapes are carefully sourced for taste, so once they hit the barrels, we let them do their thing with minimal intervention. It’s not the only way to make wine, but it’s the Usual way.
Great grapes or go home
The first, and most crucial, step in making great wine is selecting great grapes. The red blend combines some of the best grapes Mendocino has to offer.
Soil is quite literally the foundational element to everything we do. Healthy soil makes for thriving vines, but it can also add nuances to taste.
Usual red is guilt-free wine with no added sugar. Good wine.
Great flavors, super smooth. I highly recommend this wine!
Definitely much smoother than your average red wine. Love it!
My only complaint is that my Red order arrived as Rose, I’ve had and enjoyed the red before! I’m not excited about Rose in general but Usual has remedied the error quickly and to my satisfaction. I will certainly keep ordering from them!