2021 The Magi
Every spring in the northern hemisphere, around March 20-21st many people and ancient cultures celebrate the spring equinox. It is a time when at the Tropic of Cancer and Capricorn the days and nights are equal in length (Equi= Equal, Nox= Night). It is rooted in ancient traditions to have celebrations, often with wine. In celebration of the upcoming spring equinox, I thought it only fitting to introduce you to the newest of the Meadowcroft wines, “The Magi”.
On its label is magical imagery of the sun, the moon, planets and stars. This red wine is a most intense experience of flavors. It is composed of Sangiovese, Montepulciano, Dolcetto and Barbera.
So why is it called “The Magi”? The Magi were known as seers and travelers who strove to bring culturally diverse people together in peace and understanding. They used the planets, stars, the sun to navigate on their journeys. The Magi’s missions and journeys were always in peace and to spread entente and happiness. The Magi is at the origin of the naming of one of the first wines I made in California. It was called Magito. This wine from Meadowcroft celebrates a journey to Italy, and it also honors bringing different winegrapes together, in a unique red blend.