A Spanish/ French grape, this wine similar to a Nebbiolo or French Pinot Noir with its complexity & body style. Chic.
Suggested Aromas: This wine shows bright red berry, citrus notes with dried herb elements, integrated tannins & bright acidity.
Blend: 80% Carignan, 10% Abbott Merlot, 5% Abbott Cabernet Franc, 5% Petite Verdot
Fermentation: Slow, cool, eight-day fermentation
Time aging in oak: 18 months, French Oak
Finish Alcohol: 13%
Acid/pH: 3.65 pH
Production: 100 cases
Best time to drink: Drinking beautifully now and will continue to through 8-10 years from the vintage date.
Elevation: 4,200 ft
Exposure: Flat, lots of exposure
Soil: Sandy loam
FOOD PAIRING: Salmon, dark turkey meat or sweet potatoes.
SILVER MEDAL AWARDED from San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition.