2018 BACA Pinch Hitter Carignan
Pinch Hitter is classic expression of Old Vine Carignan. Historically a grape used in California field blends, this 100% Carignan from 120 year-old vines is delicate with earth-driven aromas and subtle fruit feedback: forest floor, just-ripe strawberry, dusty soil and plum. The nose hints at a more subtle wine, yet on the palate the texture is weighty and broad with chewy tannin. The fruit and oak are beautifully integrated with hints of smoke and structure. The finish is mouthwatering with notes of spice and a bright lift of acidity.
|Varietal Composition||100% Carignan|
|Barrel Aging||10 Months in 30% New French Oak|