The fruit for this wine was grown at Camp 4 Vineyard, located in the eastern part of the Santa Ynez Valley. Owned by the Chumash Tribe, this vineyard grows primarily Rhone and select Bordeaux varietals. Carignane is a red varietal that originated in the Rhone Valley of France. This wine, made in very limited quantities, was barrel-fermented and barrel-aged using only neutral French oak barrels. Bottled in April 2018.
The nose is full of blackberries, blueberries, wet iron, fresh plum and vanilla. Hints of plum continue on the palate with fig, cinnamon, bramble, and porcini mushroom. Firm tannins throughout, this wine will soften over time and improve with aging.