#whatweretasting | 2017 Buchignani Ranch Carignane

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2017 Buchignani Ranch Carignane

Tasting Notes

  • Aroma: Rhubarb, sun dried tomato, red licorice, blackberry
  • Flavor: Blood orange, cayenne, pomegranate, strawberry compote, craisin
  • Additional Notes: Medium-plus acidity, medium tannin, medium body.
  • The wine’s natural acidity paired extremely well with wild boar sausage pappardelle and portabella mushroom.
  • Decant to aerate prior to enjoying.
  • Wine Evolution: Drink or Hold
  • Taster: Eliot – Lytton Springs Winery, Healdsburg, CA

Production Overview

This hillside, old-vine carignane has the complexity and structure of a field-blend zinfandel. Harvested from August 29 to September 2, with an average brix of 24.2°, the wine went through fermentation on indigenous yeast before aging for 10 months in 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5-year-old american oak barrels.


Since 1999, we’ve produced limited amounts of carignane for our ATP members from Buchignani Ranch. This 2017 vintage was part of the spring ATP offerings and is currently available for member purchase.

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