Carina Cellars is the result of an avid wine collector with a dream who meets an accomplished winemaker with a vision. When attorney and businessman David Hardee and winemaker Joey Tensley met in 2002, they were quick to recognize the benefits of combining their passion. With Hardee's talent for business, Tensley's talent for wine making, and a shared belief in only the best, Carina Cellars was born.
Carina Cellars strives to produce wines worthy of being placed among the stars. They seek out vineyards throughout the Central Coast with the best Rhône grapes available in a quest to produce truly great wines. With crisp Viogniers full of tropical fruit and spring flowers, dark Syrahs loaded with spice and lush fruit, earthy Mourvedres and bright, fruity Grenaches, they represent the classic character of Santa Ynez Valley and Paso Robles in their wines. Their unique Rhône blends, Clairvoyant, Sibylline and Syrah “7 percent” all strive to embody the traditions of the revered Rhône region, melded with the unique flavors of California’s Central Coast. And their flagship blend, Iconoclast, seeks to defy all conventions with its 67% Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa and 33% Syrah from Santa Barbara County.
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