2016 Carhartt Venture™ Wayward Son

$65.00

2017 Carhartt Venture “Wayward Son” – Donnachadh Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills – 12.6% abv
Composition: 100% Pinot Noir (667/Swan clones)

Nose (aromas): black currant, olive, earth, clove

Flavor (palate): cranberry, black tea, green peppercorn

Winemaker’s Notes: Due to this wine’s firm acidity in its youth, I would recommend pairing it with foods that need an acidic balance. Try a fennel-garlic pork roast with cranberry sauce, or baked ziti with mushrooms, caramelized onions and goat cheese to align with the earthly qualities of this wine. Remember, acidity likes to have something to “cut through,” so some white meats and fowl tend to work, and also rich textures like goat cheese and creamy dishes.         

Ageing Potential: Now – 2026+

Additional Notes: Because 2016 was the maiden vintage of this vineyard, I cannot give a perfect time frame for the ageing of this wine (only two vintages exist). However, with its low alcohol and stable pH, I have reason to think it will age gracefully. “Wayward Son” refers to to the fact that the vineyard lies alone, in the middle of the Sta. Rita Hills, with basically no near neighbors. In addition, the vineyard faces due north, a characteristic that I believe sets the vineyard apart from many others of its kind.     

⚠ WARNING: Drinking distilled spirits, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol

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Produced & Bottled by Carhartt Vineyard, Solvang, Ca

WARNING: Drinking distilled spirits, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol

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