2016 Carignan, Redwood Valley
It’s a perfect wine for those who enjoy medium body reds, such as Zinfandel, Merlot or Beaujolais. It’s aromatic and full of savory scents and tastes, such as cranberry sauce, raspberry jam, baking spice and bacon. Yes, bacon. How can you go wrong with a wine like that? Our Carignan has light tannins, making it a great wine to drink now or age for later.
This Carignan, crafted with care from old vine grapes from the Redwood Valley AVA, represents this hard-to-find varietal beautifully. We prefer to use old vine Carignan, versus newly planted, as it creates lower yields, yet more powerful, lush fruit. As keeping with all Corner 103 wines, this Carignan is about quality, not quantity.
Food Pairing Notes
Carignan is considered one of the most food friendly wines in the world. Pair it with a cheese and charcuterie plate, or celebrate its baking spice flavors with one of our favorite fall comfort foods: roasted butternut squash soup.