2013 Camp 4 Carignane
The 2013 Carignane is the darker, slyer twin of the Grenache, the Easu to the Jacob. Picked at the same time, fermented in the same manner, yet worlds apart. It’s dark as the midnight seas with a bramble quality that makes you just want to fall into the glass. But then there’s a light and long finish that reminds you of the great farmhouse wines of Provance. With gnarly vines growing right out of red, oxidized iron rock, to suddenly land in this vineyard, you’d think you were in the Rhone region of Southeastern France. While that would be nice, almost as pleasantly, you’d actually be in one of the more deservedly famous sites in all of California for growing Rhone grapes.