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2019 Texas High Plains Carignan
2019 Texas High Plains Carignan

The 2019 Carignan was released both as an unaged Signature Series wine which was bottled two months after harvest, and here after 15 months in predominately neutral oak. We blended the final product with a bit of Syrah, one of Carignan’s Rhone partners. We are really enjoying Carignan as a “drink now” and chillable red wine that is easy, yet interesting. It is one of those special varieties that can be both fruity and earthy—so although it isn’t intended to age, it comes with plenty of fun notes already.

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Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Texas High Plains
Vineyard Designation
La Pradera & Lahey Vineyards
TA: 6.4
15 months in neutral oak
Stainless Steel
Alcohol %

Wine Profile

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Cherries, strawberries, tomato leaf, hibiscus and dried herbs are present on the nose. This wine is light bodied, and soft and juicy on the palate. You’ll get both fruit and earth on the palate and low tannin mean you can easily put a light chill on this wine during hot summer months.
Vineyard Notes
Elevation: 3,600-3,800 ft; Soil Type: Red Sandy Loam over Caliche, Eolion Sand
Winemaker Notes
Composition: 92% Carignan, 8% Syrah
Food Pairing Notes
Pear and gorgonzola salad, red meat fishes, chicken, charcuterie and sauteed mushrooms.