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There are few things that parallel the brilliance of old vine Carignan, full of both rich tannins and powerful acid. A vine that takes decades to produce its finest fruit, Carignan is a long by worthwhile investment. Notes of blueberry, damson, blackberry and just amazing grip. The grapes are grown at Rosewood Vineyards, an organically managed farm in Mendocino. Native yeast ferment, bottled unfiltered and only a tiny dose of sulfur is used at bottling for stability.
From the mouth of the importer (Jenny & Francois):
"Jason Charles spent time after College working as a photographer in the US, Mexico, and Europe. He caught the wine bug waiting tables in New York City restaurants. After experiences working in vineyards in Saint Emilion in Bordeaux and the Sonoma Coast, Jason started the Vinca Minor label to “explore the intersection between farmer, winemaker and artist.” He believes in organic farming, and attempts to make the wines as naturally as possible, always working with indigenous yeast, never filtering or fining, and racking only once before bottling. Jason started last year with a special plot of very old carignan vines in Redwood Valley, Mendocino, and will harvest a second vineyard of Merlot in Napa Valley in 2014 for the first time."