2016 Banshee Carignan, Mendocino County
Our Carignan fortuitously came to our attention by a truck driver delivering Pinot to us. José, the driver, kept bugging us to come check out his backyard Carignan which we finally relented to seeing. Its vines are about 40 years old and organically farmed to boot. Perched atop a ridge-top overlooking Lake Mendocino and grown in beautiful red volcanic loam soils, we’re sure glad we followed up on these grapes.