2010 Toucan Wines Old Vine Carignane

(120+ year old, Evangelho Vineyard)

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GOLD, Orange County Wine Competition 2013

SILVER (91-points), California State Wine Competition 2013


Our old vine Carignane is harvested from the low-yielding 120+ year old vines, grown in the Evangelho Vineyard located in Contra Costa County (read the whole story).


This wine was slowly fermented after a short period of cold soaking and pressed to a combination of French, Hungarian and American oak barrels for 21 months. The resulting wine is a classic varietal bottling from this outstanding old vine vineyard and a great follow-up to our award-winning 2008 Carignane.


The 2010 Old Vine Carignane is our third release from this vineyard and it is a beauty. Coming into the winery at about 28 Brix, we slowly cold soaked the fruit and fermented using a combination of special yeast. I placed the resulting wine in great barrels and primary and secondary fermentation took about a year to complete.

Upon release this wine will be young, elegant and drinking well. I expect that with a little cellar time, the 2010 Carignane will become a favorite.


Toucan Symphony" by Laurel Sherrie


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Harvest: September 11th

Bottled: July, 2012

Acid:  .84

Alcohol: 16%

Released: 234 Cases



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