2021 Two Shepherds 'Wiley' Carbonic Carignan
Absolutely delicious! In short supply in 2021 from 75% less crop due to drought. Organic. Single vineyard. 75+ year old vines. Inspired by their kitten, Wiley. A true carbonic Carignan, sealed in tank for 2.5 weeks, then pressed back to stainless to finish fermenting and aged 4 months. Unfined & unfiltered. Has an intense purple color, beguiling aromatics and a palate of intense fruit without the tannins, which makes this a perfect wine for hot summer days, with a chill of course. Bright and gulpable, with juicy red plum and blackberry, herbs and crushed flowers, this wine has palpable energy in the form of buzzy acidy and a barely perceptible tongue-tingling fizz. There’s enough structure here to pair with most pinic fare and BBQ, but Wiley is also delightful on its own. 12.5 % alc. Serve slightly chilled. 175 cases crafted.