2014 Oat Valley Carignane

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Averge Brix at Harvest:


Total Acidity:
0.68 gm/100ml


Cases Produced:
200 cases

Bottling Date:
May 10, 2016

Fact Sheet

Back to the future at last!  Carol used the vibrant red Carignane from these 60+ year old dry-farmed and head-trained vines at her long stint as winemaker at Windsor Vineyards, and now they have come “back home to mama!” These are our last grapes to harvest every year, but the resulting wine is well worth the wait.


Winemaker Notes:

Wow—big smoky-caramel oakiness on a deep razzberry fruit core. Creamy in mouth, a bit of brown spices-nutmeg/cinnamon, with lively acidity, good depth of fruit without being jammy or overripe. Lingering razzberry-chocolate finish, great with pork tenderloin, strawberry salad or even grilled salmon!

Harvest Date:

October 11, 2014

Fermentation Characteristics:

all bin-fermented (2 different yeasts) and hand punched down for a total of 12 days on skins, including 3 days cold soak pre-fermentation

Cellar Storage/Aging:

19 months in oak barrels: 50% new American and 50% neutral American


Alexander Valley, Oat Valley Vineyard

Release Date:

April 1, 2017