100% Carignan · Mendocino County · 143 Cases
Vivacious aromas of dried earth, California chaparral, and raspberry jam smeared on a stone and left to dry in the sun. Our Carignan Long Élevage spent 2.5 years in barrel. It maintains Venturi Vineyards distinct dusty tannins, but additional aging gave this wine a richer and more savory structure. We liken this to a California version of a cru Beaujolais: easy drinking and food-friendly, with great acidity.