Average Brix at Harvest: 24.7°
Total Acidity: 0.70 gm/100ml
Bottling Date: May 19, 2015
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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, strawberry salad or even grilled salmon!
95.5% Old Vine Carignane,1.5% Petite Sirah, 1.5% Alicante Bouschet, 1.5% Mancini Zin
Alexander Valley, Sonoma County
All bin-fermented (4 different yeasts) and hand punched down. Total of 16 days on skins, including 6 days cold soak pre-fermentation.
18 months in oak barrels—40% new American & 60% neutral French & American