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“Stone Ranch” Carignane Alexander Valley

“Stone Ranch” Carignane Alexander Valley Wine Details
Price: $20.00 per bottle

Description: Carignane vineyards are rare in Sonoma County and California. Many years ago farmers planted a good deal of Carignane. Today’s vineyards are either small and used for blending or they are very old vineyards. The Stone Ranch vineyards are 85 years old. From this old planting we offer a cranberry laden wine with leather aromas and rustic tannins. Lots of red fruit flavors. It's like tasting history.

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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