2017 HAZARD Dry Farmed Mendocino Carignan

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2017 HAZARD Dry Farmed Mendocino Carignan

28.00

This wine is a fresh, light-bodied and true expression of the Carignan varietal. The wine shows first with bright red cherries and plums extending with light balsamic, fig and spice through the mid-palate that expresses more with air contact. All neutral oak aging was used to allow an unadulterated experience with this often-overlooked grape, deserving a stage of her own. The Poor Ranch is certified organic (CCOF) and has been completely dry farmed since being first planted in the 1880s.

Carignan (Care-ing-yan) is originally a Spanish grape that migrated to Southern France and eventually made its way to America. In the 1800s Carignan was the most widely planted grape in the state of California. It is typically used as a blending grape in many red wines across the world for its wonderful acidity and red fruit characteristics, but works wonderfully as a stand-alone grape. The owners of this ranch want to pull out these beautiful nearly 100-year old vines because most people buy wines made from mainstream grapes like Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio. Help us save these beautiful relics of American History and expose yourself to a wonderful new grape to cherish as much as our storied past. Cheers!

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