2016Headlock Carbono 750ml
NAPA VALLEY CHARBONO
Aged for 12 months in new and neutral oak barrels
Charbono blended with Petite Sirah and Syrah
ABOUT THE WINE
Sometimes it feels like winemakers are trapped inside their own heads. Every wine is a silhouette of an earlier one, stuck in an oenophile’s déjà vu. Not so for Headlock. We’ve escaped convention, fossilization, and flavor captivity with a blend of Charbono from Calistoga, Petite Sirah from Lake County, and Syrah from Oak Knoll.
The harvested grapes were gently destemmed and delivered into the top of the fermenter. After a short cold soak, the grapes were inoculated with yeast. Once fermentation was complete, the must was pressed off and the wine settled. It was then racked off heavy lees into a mixture of new and neutral French, American, and Hungarian oak barrels, where it aged for 12 months.