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!
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!
- October 16, 2017
- Fermented in 1-ton bins, hand punched down twice daily.
Total of 12 days on skins, including
2 days cold soak pre-fermentation.
- 17 months in oak barrels. 50% new American and
50% 1 & 2yr old American.
- 98% Old Vine Carignane, 2% Petite Sirah
- Oat Valley Vineyard,
Alexander Valley (north of Cloverdale)
70+ year old vines, sustainably dry-farmed,
- February 2021