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2017 Banshee Carignan, Mendocino County

2017 Banshee Carignan, Mendocino County
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Carignan
Appellation
Mendocino County
Acid
6.7 g/L
pH
3.65
Alcohol %
14.10
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SKU: 093697
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Carignan
Appellation
Mendocino County
Acid
6.7 g/L
pH
3.65
Alcohol %
14.10
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Our Carignan fortuitously came to our attention by a truck driver delivering Pinot to us. José, the driver, kept bugging us to come check out his backyard Carignan which we finally relented to seeing. Its vines are about 40 years old and organically farmed to boot. Perched atop a ridge-top overlooking Lake Mendocino and grown in beautiful red volcanic loam soils, we’re sure glad we followed up on these grapes.
Production Notes
Two separate fermentations-one using whole cluster (which represents 80% of the blend) and the other destemmed fruit. These were fermented at low temperatures with manual punchdowns and pigeage. Aging for 16 months in 35% new French oak.
Winemaker Notes
The 2017 Mendocino Carignan is a deep, inky magenta with woody manzanita and cigar box aromas. Rich flavors of mulberry and crispy pie crust with hints of bergamot and violet lead to a texture of fine, supple leather. A masculine, strong tannin backbone with a touch of habanero pepper on the finish, this Carignan finishes with a mustang kick! Hold please for a bit on this one if you can!
Other Notes
100% Carignan