2018 Carignane

2018 was the first year that we experimented with more traditional whole-cluster fermentation of the fruit from our historic Carignane block, and the resulting wine shows an extra dimension as a result, especially in the nose. Asian spice, Ceylon cinnamon, graphite and dried cranberry are some of the aromas in a nose thats more about earthy complexity than ostentatious fruit. In seeming contradiction, it is then immediately fresh and lively in the mouth, with racy, just-ripe-berry flavors leading to a quenching, structured finish. This wine is not so much balanced as it is a balancing act: alive and nervy, a magic act pulled off in every sip. Enjoy it now and for many years to come as its layers unfold.

13.8% Alcohol
TA 6.6 gm/L
3.42 pH

Grapes are certified organic (CCOF).
Fermentation is initiated spontaneously without the addition of
commercial yeast or malolactic bacteria.

Bottling Date: 3/3/2020
Release Date: 01/21/2021
Cases Produced: 294
Aging Potential: 8-10+ years from vintage


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