Oat Valley Carignane 2017

Price: $28.00
Averge Brix at Harvest:
23.3Brix (soaked)


Total Acidity:
0.70 gm/100ml

3.48 pH

Cases Produced:
292 cases

Bottling Date:
May 24, 2019

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 16, 2017

Fermentation Characteristics:

Fermented in 1-ton bins, hand punched down twice daily. Total of 12 days on skins, including 2 days cold soak pre-fermentation.

Cellar Storage/Aging:

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, Head-trained beauties

Release Date:

February 2021