2016 CARIGNAN COLLIDE
Vintage Notes: 2016 was an unquestionably near perfect vintage; with an early start and a season filled with long, warm days the grapes developed beautifully achieving optimal ripeness at harvest. The resulting wines exhibit expressive, balanced and complex fruit flavors, supported by elegant tannins.
Grown in the Redwood Valley AVA, these head pruned Carignan vines are over 100 years old and look like ancient tree trunks. The age of the vines make for extremely low yields and incredibly concentrated wines.
Winemaker's Tasting Notes: The aromatics in our 100% Carignan are amazingly complex with layers and layers of boysenberry, black cherry, milk chocolate, roasted tree nuts and fresh wildflowers. Secondary notes of strawberry jam, freshly milled suede, black cardamom and powdered quartz all meld together for a powerful, multi-layered aromatic landscape.
Upon first sip the fireworks set off with a rich display of black and purple berried fruits offering a core of unctuous flavors delightfully supported by savory notes of chaparral and dried herbs. A beautiful and balanced example of California Carignan.