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Redhead Carignane Redwood Valley, Mendocino

Redhead Carignane Redwood Valley, Mendocino Wine Details
Price: $18.50 per bottle

Description: This is a rich and full-flavor carignane: dense purplish-red, with blackberry, blueberry, violets, dark chocolate and vanilla. The wine exudes juiciness and is the most complex carignane we have made to date. It has fruit power to spare, yet is smooth and almost plush in texture. The finish is long and lively. There's nothing shy about this redhead!

Varietal Definition
Carignane is one of the world’s most prolific wine varieties. Thriving in warm climates, Carignane was until the late 1970s, the most widely-planted red variety in California. Hailing from Aragon, Spain, this grape is capable of deeply-colored, extracted and tannic wines of considerable alcohol. It is a late-budder and does not ripen until late in the season. Highly prone to mildew disease, it requires long, dry growing conditions. It is often used as a blending component with other, more anemic, hot-climate varieties, like Grenache and Cinsault, which typically lack the deep pigment and extract which Carignane brings to the blend.


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