Settled in 1888 by John Samuel Poor, and six generations later farmed by Johnny and Susan Poor, the Poor Ranch is an incredible vineyard close to our hearts. Before there was Dewey’s Wines there was Dewey’s BOOTLEG. In 2015 and 2016 we made a little carignan from the Poor Ranch. Those wines have aged beautifully and in 2019 we got back with the program. Organically dry farmed since day one, the Poor Ranch turns out impeccable old vine carignan.
Picked at sunup, we brought the fruit in nice and cold. It went to an open top fermenter 75% percent whole-cluster, fermented native, and was punched down twice a day. The wine aged in neutral oak for 18 months and was sulfured just prior to bottling.
We bottled 100 cases in March 2021, unfined and unfiltered.