2018 Carhartt Venture™ Wayward Son


Donnachadh Vineyard, Sta. Rita Hills – 13.4% abv

Composition: 100% Pinot Noir (667/Swan clones)

Nose (aromas): cranberry, clove, black olive

Flavor (palate): black tea, salted plum, Indian chai

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 – 2027+

Additional Notes: “Wayward Son” refers 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.

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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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