2005 Carignane, Mendocino County
$22.00 per bottle (only $19.80 when you buy a case or more*)
Fresh blackberry and black cherry aromas. Wild bramble berry,
raspberry, ollalliberry and black cherry flavors. Ripe and complex with round
soft tannins. Long lingering fruity finish.
100% Carignane - Harvested October 2005. Native
of the Rhone River Valley, Southern France and Northern Spain. The
variety is a versatile blender used to add acid, color and body
to other varieties.
Just west of Hopland in Mendocino County, a town once renowned for
fine hops grown on rich Russian River silt, the Feliz Creek area
is rocky and well drained with vineyards that date back to the
This Carignane vineyard has survived every change and fad in wine
trends. The vines were planted over 100 years ago and offer
low yield, solid old vine character. Maintaining tradition, the vineyard
is head pruned (with no trellis) and dry farmed (not irrigated).
Here you will discover the intrigue of the Carignane grape on its own.
A unique, memorable character bursts from the glass inviting return visits
to the deep fruit and earth flavors. Taste and enjoy the flavor of California
and world history from these old vines. The 2005 vintage produced only
360 cases. Drink now to 2015.
Roast chicken, minestrone soup, leg of lamb, spaghetti squash,