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2019 Carignane, Evangelho Vineyard

2019 Carignane, Evangelho Vineyard
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Planted in 1890 and growing in deep sandy soil-essentially a vineyard on sand dunes-in the Sacramento River Delta, these are some of the most beautiful, old Carignane vines in the world. Since the vineyard is dry-farmed and the soil is essentially pure sand, the roots extend down more than 40 feet to the water table below in some areas.


This is always one of the earliest vineyard we harvest each year, and 2019 was no exception: we harvested on September 3rd. We hand-sorted the grapes on a conveyor belt on the way to the destemmer to eliminate any imperfect fruit. The crushed grapes were then fermented using only the natural yeast population on the surface of the grapes (rather than commercial dried yeasts) to conduct the fermentation. At dryness, the wine was gently pressed in a membrane press and pumped into traditional 60-gallon oak barrels. The wine was aged for 8 months in one-year or older French oak barrels to maintain the vibrancy of the fruit.

91 cases produced

Tasting Notes

Aroma: Black current, blackberry, pomegranate, earthy, minerals, black pepper.
Taste: Black current, black cherry, hints of pomegranate and cranberry, as well as floral notes of violets. A substantial wine with round tannins and a velvety mouthfeel, balanced by vibrant crisp acidity. Long, sweet finish of black current and black cherry fruit and spice.

Wine Specs
Central Valley
Vineyard Designation
Evangelho Vineyard
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