Old Wyves Tale Carignane, 2018

Produced by Kivelstadt Cellars

This Carignane has richness on the attack yet finishes brightly thanks to the acid profile of the old-vine Carignane.

Icons/location pin Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California
Icons/wine/red Southern Rhone-style Red
Icons/star Limited wine (233 cases produced)
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The details

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Structure
  • Tannin
  • Body
  • Acidity
  • Sweetness
  • Funkiness
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Food Pairing

Smoked Chicken, Pizza, Lamb

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Tasting Notes

Raspberry, Dried Herb

What's cool?

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Interesting Winemaking Technique

Grapes from the two vineyards were fermented separately and blended prior to elevage.

Sonoma, California

Kivelstadt Cellars

Kivelstadt Cellars was founded on our love of amazing California vineyards.

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Nerdy Details

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What's in the bottle
Carignane ()
ABV: 13.3%
Harvest
Carignane from Cooley Ranch, Alexander Valley ().
Winemaking
Fermentation: Forty percent of the clusters were left whole while 60 percent were destemmed over the top. The fermentations were punched down only once a day in order to wet the cap. The idea is to gently extract flavor and tannin, while coaxing along a passive carbonic fermentation. This brings a combination of subtle and lifted flavor and aroma with a masculine backbone brought on by the whole cluster.
Aging
Ten months of aging in neutral French oak helps to bring the two sides of this wine into harmony.

Recommendations

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Kate Johnson Tastemaker

"This Carignane is a gorgeous, light bodied, full of flavor red wine. It doesn't need food, in fact it is perfect chilled or room temperature. Yes, I tried it both ways, however it does pair really nicely with chicken and veggies. I recommend this to all wine lovers, especially those wine drinkers slowly getting into red wine. This is what I call a gateway red wine for those who think they may not like red wines. This will change your mind. Fruity and spicey, earthy and delightful!"

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