Broc Cellars, Old Vine Carignan
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Organic

Broc Cellars, Old Vine Carignan - 2018

Item # 29607 750mL
$29.99/ Single Bottle
$359.88 $323.89/ Case of 12
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Color
Red
Vintage
Country
USA
Region
Sub-Region
Appellation/Village
Alexander Valley
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Production Methods

Organic

Organic

Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

Chris Brocway works with sustainably grown 130 year old Carignan from the Alexander Valley to produce this fresh and juicy wine. Undergoing carbonic maceration, this Carignan is vivid, with soft red fruits and herbaceous flavors. A hint of spices and earth linger on the palate. Great match for steak frites or bison burger.


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Staff Pick Notes

Talk about mixing things up! Carignan is typically used as a mixing grape in the Rhone and south of France but on its own it can produce some VERY interesting wines! This wine is rustic, expressive, and lively, with a generous amount of fruit. Pure, raw California. If you love natural wines you should try this wine. If you love wines from the south of France or the Loire Valley, you should try this wine. If you love good wine, you should try this wine. To get an idea of what this wine is like think: Strawberry, cranberry, white pepper, blackberry, raspberry, moist tree bark, moss, and forest floor. This wine just screams for hearty dishes but is a dream on its own!

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