2015 Clos du Bois Sonoma Reserve Old Vine Carignane Alexander Valley
Deep purple, garnet color with aromas of raspberry bramble with notes of cedar and toasty oak that fill the senses. Flavors of cherry fruit with dense tannins that are round and fleshy.
82% Carignane, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot
The 2015 growing season started with an earlier-than-normal bud break across California. Most of the rainfall occurred at the beginning of the rainy season and was followed by a series of late-season storms. These storms recharged the field capacity and reservoirs providing ample water for most of the growing season. Short but intense hot spells followed by cooling periods during early ripening propelled sugars close to optimum levels. The early bud break and resulting longer growing season allowed the grapes plenty of time to achieve color and flavor of the highest quality.