2016 Mancini Ranch Carignane

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2016 Mancini Ranch Carignane

28.00

In 2016 we harvested the Carignane-dominated sections of Mancini Ranch separately, about a week before picking the Zinfandel.  

The Carignane was co-fermented with Grand Noir, Alicante Bouschet, and Aboriou (Early Burgundy), all 100% whole-cluster, with native yeasts and allowed to age for 11 months in large neutral oak puncheons.  

Tasting Note:  Stunning purple color, with a nose of ripe cherries, raspberries, white pepper, and creosote.  Juicy and lively on the palate, a fruity entry followed by a long savory finish.  Whole-cluster-type tannins provide some grit, and should refine with time.  I feel that this wine is reminiscent of a Beaujolais meets Northern Rhone, while still maintaining a distinctly Russian River character. 

Bottled unfined and unfiltered.  Alc. 13.6% by vol.

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