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 20, 2018
- Fermented in tank, déléstaged 4 times by 18°Brix, then pump-overs
Total of 17 days on skins, including
2 days cold soak pre-fermentation
and 3 days extended maceration.
- 17 months in oak barrels
80% new American
20% 2 yr old American
- 97% Old Vine Carignane, 3% Petite Sirah
- Oat Valley Vineyard,
Alexander Valley (north of Cloverdale)
70+ year old vines, sustainably dry-farmed,
- March 1, 2022