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Lodi Carignane

Lodi Carignane Wine Details
Price: $16.00 per bottle

Description: We are pleased to be able to offer you another wine designed especially for your enjoyment. Rauser Vineyard was planted in 1909 along the banks of the Mokelumne River in Lodi. The climate allows the Carignane variety to develop the bright flavors of ripe cherries and spice. This wine is medium bodied and is an excellent choice for lighter cuisine or daily enjoyment.

Varietal Definition
Carignane is one of the world’s most prolific wine varieties. Thriving in warm climates, Carignane was until the late 1970s, the most widely-planted red variety in California. Hailing from Aragon, Spain, this grape is capable of deeply-colored, extracted and tannic wines of considerable alcohol. It is a late-budder and does not ripen until late in the season. Highly prone to mildew disease, it requires long, dry growing conditions. It is often used as a blending component with other, more anemic, hot-climate varieties, like Grenache and Cinsault, which typically lack the deep pigment and extract which Carignane brings to the blend.


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