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Past Vintages

All past vintages are sold out. For tasting notes, please click on the bottles below.

2013 Carmenere

Bud Break:  April 15th, 2013
Veraison:  August 1, 2013
Oak Regime:  60% French Oak, 40% American Oak
Barrel Age:  1/3 new barrel, 1/3 one year old, 1/3 two year old
Primary Coppers:  Keystone, Radoux and Alain Fouquet
Harvest Date:  October 27, 2013
Bottling Dates:  April 24, 2014
Alcohol:  12.2%

PDF Tasting Notes

"The 2013 Carmenere shows aromas of raspberries, blueberries and dark fruits backed by floral, cigar and pepper notes. The palate is smooth with fine tannins showing notes of dark berries and cherries, with a backdrop of forest floor, spice and tobacco. This wine is well balanced, with a round mouth feel and a lengthy finish. Give it a try with streak or lamb chops"

Graham Pierce, Winemaker

“The 2013 growing year proved to be exceptional. Starting off early, the season remained about 2 weeks ahead of most previous years all summer. With an abundance of sunshine and moderate temperatures the season was ideal throughout veraison and all the way to harvest which gave us an excellent, lengthy ripening period. An almost perfect vintage, this one will be ‘a vintage to remember’.”

Steve Carberry, Winegrower