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2015 Carignane
Wine Statistics
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Carignan
Appellation
Mendocino County
Alcohol %
13.8

2015 Carignane

Trimble Vineyard
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$40.00
/ 750 ml
SKU: Cg15

 

Winemaker Notes:

There is a sweet, floral aroma along with hints of maraschino cherry and ripe raspberry. Flavors of honeysuckle and bright red fruit are also in abundance on the palate. This wine has a light to medium body, with a higher natural acidity that accentuates the bright fruit. 

Vineyard Notes:

Carignane is a red grape that originated in Carinena, Northern Spain before making its way up to Southern France and the rest of the world. Our old-vine Carignane comes from Trimble Vineyard, a family-owned, five-acre organic certified vineyard located 2 miles North of Hopland, planted primarily in 1942. The warm days and cool nights of inland Mendocino County are ideal for growing Carignane. 

 

Harvest date: September 20, 2015

Aging: Aged for 16 months in neutral French oak

Appellation: Mendocino County 

Elevation: 720 ft

Fermentation: De-stemmed and crushed to a stainless steel tank and cold soaked for 5 days at 50F to extract color and desirable phenolic compounds. Fermented to dryness at 85F. Only free-run fraction transferred to barrel where it underwent native malo-lactic fermentation.