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Old Vine Carignane

Old Vine Carignane Wine Details
Price: $30.00 per bottle

Description: This small production wine is a blend of Carignane (81%) and Zinfandel, sourced from 85-year-old vines of the Pastori Vineyard in Alexander Valley. Rich and concentrated fruit creates a deep, dark ruby red hue, with aromas of pepper, blueberry and wild strawberry. Flavors are juicy and rich – chocolate and boysenberry wrapped in a velvety, lush texture. Only 378 cases of this unusual wine were produced.

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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