A bright red fruited and juicy blend of Petit Sirah and Carignan with notes of leather. Built to chill.
Variety: 66% Petite Sirah, 34% Carignan
Vineyard: Upton Vineyard, Dorn Vineyard
Location: Redwood Valley, CA
Production: 588 cases
Juicy with generous red fruit, pops of tart pomegranate, plush tannins, cherry, cranberry and leather. Chill it down and let it sing.
Carignan was foot crushed whole-cluster and placed on the bottom of the stainless steel tank while uncrushed whole bunch Petite Sirah was placed on top of the Carignan. The Petite Sirah was a true carbonic maceration in a stainless tank for two weeks. The wines were pressed separately and blended together after fermentation for seven months elevage in a 5000L fiberglass tank before being bottled unfined & unfiltered.
Carignan is from Dorn Vineyard. Planted on seven acres in the 1960s, Randy Dorn continues to dry-farm his head-pruned vines in the CCOF certified-organic style. Petite Sirah is from Upton Vineyard. Farmed by John and Jan Upton, the 25 acres under vine are all CCOF certified organic and were planted in the 1960s on the characteristic loam soils.