'16 Carignane - Alexander Valley
We start this wine by dumping 20% whole clusters into the bottom of the tank. Thenwe add the remainin 80% whole berries to ferment gently - retaining all the wild cherry, wild blackberry and wild strawberry aromas and flavors. The grapes are mixed by punching down the cap every 3 hours for 7 days and then dumped into the press. Barrels are filled and the final malo-lactic fermentation happens in french oak barrels that are about 75% new. This developes a richness, density and smoothness that everyon loves! Aged 18 months on the frech oak promotes a smooth finish that begs for another and another and another - SIP!