Oat Valley Carignane 2019

Price: $30.00
Averge Brix at Harvest:
24.6 Brix (soaked)


Total Acidity:
0.69 gm/100ml

pH: 3.53

Cases Produced:
397 cases

Bottling Date:
July 16, 2021

Fact Sheet

Back to the future at last! Carol used the vibrant red Carignane from these 70+ year old vines at her long stint as winemaker at Windsor Vineyards, and now they have come “back home to mama!” Their new moniker “Wireless” came from the vineyard’s head-trained vines, which use no trellis wires to support growth…hence they are truly “wireless!”

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 23, 2019

Fermentation Characteristics:

Fermented in tank, déléstaged 2 times by 13°Brix, then pump-overs. Total of 13 days on skins, including 3 days cold soak pre-fermentation.

Cellar Storage/Aging:

20 months in oak barrels: 75% older American, 25% 2nd fill American.


97% Old Vine Carignane, 2% Alicante Bouschet, 1% Zinfandel.


95% Oat Valley Vineyard, Alexander Valley (north of Cloverdale) 70+ year old vines, sustainably dry-farmed, Head-trained beauties.

Release Date:

March 1, 2022