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2002 Carignane

2002 Carignane Wine Details
Price: $18.00 per bottle

Description: Hidden Hawk Ranch. The grapes come from over 50 year old vines. Our 2002 Carignane is filled with a burst of juicy fruit on a soft, supple backbone. Just a hint of French oak in the background. A lush wine that feels like velvet in your mouth. An easy drinking wine that will go with just about anything - and is just as great all by itself. Medals in 2004: GOLD - San Francisco International Wine Competition, Silver - Sonoma-Marin Fair

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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