2012 Squawking Parrot
50% Carignan, 50% Petite Sirah
When is Carignan good enough to be put in a VMW wine? When it's 110 years old and grown on a barbed wire picket fence on the hillsides of Napa. The soft, spicy notes of the Carignan complement the blueberry chocolateness of the Petite Sirah and in a twist of fate, the two varietals come together to make an elegant, balanced wine in the vein of Double Shotgun.