Winemaker's Tasting Notes
Our Gracepoint Carignane has an intense and deep, deep purple color. The nose is elegant and
characteristic of the variety and shows red fruits, cassis and graphite. The palate is fresh, with great texture and vibrant tannins that are smooth and concentrated. The wine is persistent and long and will develop complex flavors with bottle aging.
Appearance deep purple
Aromas cherry, black currant, molasses, mint chocolate chips, pencil shavings, forrest floor, pine
Palate balanced acidity, medium+ body, velvety tannins, long finish
Food Pairing Suggestions
Duck, Chicken, Roasted Pork Shoulder, Beef Brisket, Squash, Roasted Red Pepper, Shitake Mushroom, cheeses: Gouda, Parmesan, Young Manchego
Will develop over the next 20 years , enhancing the wine to new levels
90 points – Wine & Spirits
About The Vineyard
Three acres of old vine Carignane grown in the middle of the Dry Creek Valley. The vines produce low yield of highly intense small berries. Gentle east facing slope heading towards the Russian River, the soil is made up of a sandy loam series over river gravels. East facing means morning sun which helps prevent high alcohols through frape dehydration caused by the heat from afternoon exposure.
Fermentation: free run on the skins for three weeks in small, open fermenters
Aging: 16 months in French barrels, Demptos cooperage
This wine is unfined and unfiltered. As a result, some sediment may appear after cellaring.
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