Oat Valley Carignane 2018

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Averge Brix at Harvest:
23.7 Brix (soaked)


Total Acidity:
0.63 gm/100ml

3.55 pH

Cases Produced:
222 cases

Bottling Date:
May 29, 2020

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 20, 2018

Fermentation Characteristics:

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.

Cellar Storage/Aging:

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, Head-trained beauties

Release Date:

March 1, 2022