LIB: 2014 Carignane

2014 Old Vine Carignane, Testa Vineyard

Made from a pre-WWII planting at the Testa Vineyard, this wine combines gorgeous bright red fruit, spicy notes and earth driven minerality.



750 mL $38

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Old vine Carignane is one of the many unsung grape heroes in our opinion. Ours is made from a pre-WWII planting at the Testa Vineyard and results in a wine that combines gorgeous bright red fruit land spicy notes and earth driven minerality. It is light on its feet but still offers plenty of texture and mouthfeel.

  • Appellation: Mendocino
  • Vineyard: Testa
  • Varietal: Carignane
  • Clone: n/a
  • Age: 75+ yrs
  • Elevation: 1700 feet
  • Soil: Decomposed sandstone & Pinnobie loam
  • Yield: 2.5 tons/acre
  • Harvested: September 17, 2014
  • Pressed: October 1, 2014
  • Blend: 100% Carignane
  • Maceration: 15 days
  • Barrel aging: 10 months in neutral French Oak tank
  • Bottled: Unfiltered on July 28, 2015
  • Production: 386 cases
  • Release date: Fall 2015

Bright red fruits, blackberries and dark plums mingles with blood sausage on the nose. A medium body boasting black olives, red fruit and minerality akin to concrete on a warm day after a brief rainstorm. With a lingering finish this wine pairs well with everything from pizza to skirt steak. The French sometimes call this “Boir Dur” and so do we.

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