2019 Gonsalves Carignane


Wine Information

100% Carignane


Contra Costa County

Alcohol By Volume


Rich garnet-red color. Nose of red berry fruit, peppery spice, and sweet oak. Briar fruit on entry with spicy tannins and savory notes of forest floor and exotic dried herbs. EB (9/20)
Our love for carignane inspired this search for century-old vines in Contra Costa. The Gonsalves’ vineyard, planted in the 1880s, is situated on sandy soils deposited by the Sacramento River. They purchased it and began farming in the 1930s. This warm climate, east of San Francisco, receives cooling afternoon wind off San Pablo Bay. By taste, we picked early, making an elegant wine that shows the beauty of carignane. Appealing now, it can be enjoyed over the next four to six years.
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