Bold Wine Co. is a second label for Winemaker, Chris Miller's, Seabold Cellars. He uses the Bold label as an opportunity to test vineyards he might want to use long term for Seabold wines, which leads to an adventure of flavor, varietals, and vineyards he gets to experiment with. Naturally, some of the wines don't work out, but in the case of this Old Vine Carignan, he NAILED IT!
Varietal - 100% Old Vine Carignan
Appellation - Redwood Valley AVA
Alcohol - 13.6%
Case Production - 82 cases
Vinification and Elevage - Hand-harvested, hand-sorted, whole cluster, foot-stomped, & native yeast fermentation. After an extended post-ferment maceration, the wine is pressed off into a neutral barrique for 12 months. Unfined and unfiltered.
Tasting Notes - Campfire, blueberry skins, black raspberry, star anise, violets, and charred meat.