Folk Machine Avian Science Carignane 2017, Redwood Valley, California

Avian Science for no real reason other than they wanted to put this cool diagram of a bird on the label. The wine is 100% Carignane from Redwood Valley, a 50/50 blend of two vineyards, the Lolonis Family Vineyard and the Martinson Ranch. Both of these vineyards are head-trained and dry-farmed and extremely old. Each of the two lots were fermented separately. The Lolonis was done in open-tops with about 40% whole cluster and the Martinson was done in closed tank and all destemmed. They were blended together post-malolactic and aged in four French oak puncheons for 10 months.