Jason Edward Charles

Vinca Minor

Carignan - 2019

Value

Pioneer

Farming

Organic

Characteristics

Acidity

Body

Umami

Carignan - 2019
This one feels more observed than imagined (high praise for a natural wine) — a brush-covered hillside in Corsica; wild thyme and blackberries ground into a paste.

When Jason established Vinca Minor in 2013 he made the prescient decision to build his brand around old-vine Mendocino Carignan, a grape few knew of, and even fewer raved about. Since then, his bold and minimalist handling of the grape has earned him much acclaim and placed him in the center of California’s natural wine movement. He's also helped make Carignan an emerging star. Jason sources his Carignan from Hawkeye Ranch, a dry-farmed and certified organic vineyard that was planted in the early 1900s in the  Redwood Valley. Fermentation is 100% whole cluster and the wine is aged in neutral french oak for 16 months. 

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Jason Edward Charles

Vinca Minor

Berkeley, CA

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