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Carignane Mendocino County

Carignane Mendocino County Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: A medium bodied wine from vineyards planted in the 1930's. This savory wine pairs well with herb crusted lamb, pepper steak, tandoori chicken, or sautéed duck with porcini mushrooms and onion. 13.4% alcohol. 514 cases produced.

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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