Ranchero Cellars 2010 Carignane Colombini Vineyard

Ranchero Cellars’ 2010 Carignane comes from a very old site in Mendocino County’s Redwood Valley. The Colombini Vineyard produces world-class Carignane fruit from 90-year-old vines that stand as tall as Amy Butler and easily stand up to the varietal’s reputation as wild and uncivilized. Even using rustic, old-world winemaking techniques to emphasize the unique personality of this vineyard and variety, Amy coaxed some incredible elegance and grace out of this site and produced a wonderful wine. The 2010 Carignane is nicely balanced between sweet and savory aromas, with plenty of texture and structure in the mouth with plush berry and plum flavors. Carignane is Amy Butler’s favorite varietal to make and she has crafted a true winner with her 2010 vintage. [+]