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Carignane Wine Details
Price: $14.00 per bottle

Description: This workhorse blending grape is given the opportunity to shine on its own, and shine it does. Light on the palate, but with enough dimension to create a lot of interest. Bright berry-cherry fruit backed by a little pepper. A very versatile food wine, perfect for a light luncheon or savory barbecue. 100% Mendocino.

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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