Tower 15, 2018 Carignan
To make this wine we sourced sustainably farmed Carignan from 4 Vineyard in the Los Olivos District of the Santa Ynez Valley. The vineyard is home to nineteen different Rhône and Bordeaux varietals where the vineyard's many microclimates support long and varied growing seasons. The grapes were harvested on November 10th, 2018 at 25.4 brix with a pH of 3.72. This wine was fermented in small lots and punched down multiple times daily during its initial fermentation. It was then barrel-aged for sixteen months, during which it underwent malolactic fermentation in 15% new French oak barrels balanced with neutral French oak barrels, prior to bottling.