Cartello Carignan 2018
Cartello Wines was started by our dear friends Craig Lewis and Mike Laszlo. As a former pro cyclist, now successful distributor of fine wine Craig brings passion and a commitment to excellence to this project. Mike is an attorney and marketing genius who adds business flair and creative detail. Together, they have built the Cartello brand which has quickly become sought after by customers of the Boulder Wine Merchant. The wines are all carefully farmed and produced according to biodynamic principles. This Carignan comes from an incredibly small 1 hectare planting on the Northwest side of Black Mountain in Alexander Valley. 20% of the grapes are fermented whole-cluster and about a third of the wine is aged in slightly used barrels. Lighthearted flavors of wild berries and flowers give way to herbs and savory spices; a New World wine with Old World sensibilities. Great at dinner parties or served with a slight chill.