Average Brix at Harvest: 25.7°
Total Acidity: 0.72 gm/100ml
Bottling Date: June 20, 2014
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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!”
Wine Maker’s Tasting 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, salad or even grilled salmon!
96% Old Vine Carignane, 2% Petite Sirah, 2% Alicante Bouschet
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
All bin-fermented (4 different yeasts) and hand punched down. Total of 15 days on skins, including 6 days cold soak pre-fermentation.
20 months in oak barrels—55% new American, 45% neutral French
GOLD Medal - 2015 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
Retail: $28 (750ml)
Wine Club: $22.40