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'15 Carignane - Alexander Valley
Alexander Valley

'15 Carignane - Alexander Valley
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
CARIGNANE
Appellation
Alexander Valley AVA
Harvest Date
10-13-15
Sugar
25.5
Acid
0.63 g/100ml
pH
3.4
Aging
21 mos in french oak barrels
Fermentation
open topped-punch down 7 days
Bottling Date
7-26-17
Residual Sugar
0.19%
Tannin
soft, mild, long finish
Alcohol %
14.5
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/ 2015 Carignane Alexander Valley 705 ml
SKU: TUCAAV152
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I love describing this process to you - it really always happens like this: Harvest 25.5 to 26.0 Brix, ph 3.39 TA 0.74. Making this Carignane gets me all fired up during the end of harvest. Every year, this is how it goes down. Carignane ripens at the VERY END of Harvest - right about the time that Cabernet Sauvignon is ready. It is cold outside, wet and rainy too!!  It takes two rains, and then about another two weeks and just about the time to throw in the towel - LET'S PICK!!! This pretty wine is full of bright cherry-rhubarb, butterscotch, maple syrup, candied apple spice and D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!! Give it a go and see what you think. You will become an instant fan for life!! Sante!! ~Nancy

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
CARIGNANE
Appellation
Alexander Valley AVA
Harvest Date
10-13-15
Sugar
25.5
Acid
0.63 g/100ml
pH
3.4
Aging
21 mos in french oak barrels
Fermentation
open topped-punch down 7 days
Bottling Date
7-26-17
Residual Sugar
0.19%
Tannin
soft, mild, long finish
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Plum, black cherry, jammy ripe fruit with vanilla creme and a long, smooth finish.
Awards
GOLD Medal - Sonoma County Harvest Fair 2017
Vineyard Notes
Old vines in the Oat Valley Vineyard on the Very Norther Edge of Alexander Valley in Cloverdale. It gets baking HOT and this grape varietal can handle the heat - producing a love fruit forward and light red wine.
Production Notes
Hand harvested, then destemmed and crushed into open top tanks for punch sown fermentation for 7 days. Pressed ad them finish malo-lactic fermentation in barrels with about 60% new French Oak.
Winemaker Notes
Love making this wine, I've used this grape now for 30 years and it always makes a pleasant wine.
Production
200cases
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