Grape Varieties

Winemaker Comments

The name Longue Carabine is our nod to the pioneers that came west and settled the Oregon Territory in the 1800’s. It was the rifle that made it possible for them to cross the country escaping hostile outlaws as well as providing food and protection for their families, as they made their way into an unknown world. Harvested the vineyard blocks in late September thru mid Oct; treaded the clusters in half ton bins to release color and flavors from the skins, then gently pressed the clusters. Racked off solids to barrels for fermentation. Kept the wine on lees, stirring every month. Natural ML fermentation took place in barrel. Aromas of warm honey, ripe peach and sun dried apricot; secondary aromas of coconut cream pie and wild thyme. Huge ripe peach and apricot flavors blend with watermelon and candied ginger in a long, crisp finish.