Oat Valley Carignane 2016

Price: $28.00
Averge Brix at Harvest:
23.9 Brix (soaked)


Total Acidity:
0.72 gm/100ml

3.40 pH

Cases Produced:
295 cases

Bottling Date:
June 27, 2018

Fact Sheet

Back to the future at last!  Carol used the vibrant red Carignane from these 60+ year old vines at her long stint as winemaker at Windsor Vineyards, and now they have come “back home to mama!” 

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 22, 2016

Average TA/pH at Harvest:

0.50 gm/100ml pH 3.53

Fermentation Characteristics:

Tank-fermented and déléstaged 4 times before 11 Brix Total of 12 days on skins, including 3 days cold soak pre-fermentation

Cellar Storage/Aging:

18 months in oak barrel 55% new & 1-yr-old American 45% 1 & 2-yr-old French


100% Old Vine Carignane


100% Oat Valley Vineyard, Alexander Valley (north of Cloverdale) 70+ year old vines, sustainably dry-farmed, Head-trained beauties

Release Date:

April 1, 2019