Carignane 2015, Forchini Vineyard
Dry Creek Valley
The depth of this old vine Carignane reflects the 74-years-old vines coupled with a stellar growing season. Concentrated aromas of dark ripe plum and berries merge with hints of earthy brown spices and pepper. The velvety entry quickly showcases the lively acidity surrounding a luscious core of dark plum, ripe cherry and dried strawberry. The spices found on the nose appear as the wine expands across the palate and lingers. An integrated structure frames the flavors, while remaining in the background. Ready to enjoy now, this wine could continue to age and show off more of its old vine roots—if you have the patience to wait.
Food Pairing Notes
Ideal to pair with cornbread-stuffed pork chops served with a wild rice and dried cherry pilaf, or a classic chicken cordon bleu.