Indica Mendocino County Carignan Rosé 2016

Lovely Carignan Rosé from a mid-century planting of dry-farmed, head-pruned vines in township of Talmage..hand harvested & whole cluster pressed...( per label)!
Not having any experience with Carignan I have no comparison!

Light orange in color!
On the nose Watermelon..sour Jolly Ranchers..herbs and Kiwi.
Tastes of orange..nectarine...watermelon and minerals.
Presents with a medium body...served very slightly chilled. Paired with Basil infused Tuna salad...very nice!
First purchase from Wine Bid...I think if you keep wine prices can find some great deals despite 17% mark-up!!
— 11 days ago

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Sounds scrumptious from your description. Cheers!
Severn Goodwin

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@Dawn E. @David L I'll check it out, no booze tax in MA.
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Severn Goodwin I did get a $50 Pinot Noir for $20...was happy about that one!

Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rouge Mourvedre Blend 2016

For those who know Kermit Lynch’s “Adventures on the Wine Route,” Domaine Tempier should stand tall amongst the fabled unsung French heroes. Perhaps because Mourvèdre is an equally unsung hero.

2016 is a field of herbs de Provence with a texture slippery like jello. Barely ripe strawberries and raspberries, and a good dose of chalky limestone.

— 4 days ago

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Ely Cohn

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@Jason Brater there is something special about tempier. I need more to keep around for a bit
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Love Tempier 🍷👌
Dawn E.

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@Ely Cohn absolute favorite!

Mother Rock Wines

Carignan / Cinsaut

There is a whole lotta fruit coming at you from this one - cherries and blackberries and strawberries. But there's also a wild earthiness and minerality, like rocks pulled from the garden, that is just killer. There are medium tannins, but it is still pretty light-bodied, with punchy acidity. There is also some VA bouncing around in there, which some people really don't like, but I think it wears well here. .
Cinsault, Carignan, and Mourvedre from organic vineyards in Swartland are whole cluster fermented and raised in large format French Oak barrels before being bottled without fining or filtration. I am all about this!
— 13 days ago

Pax Mahle Wines

Testa Vineyards Carignan

Agree with the group that this is reminiscent of a Cru Beaujolais. Fresh strawberry up front with lively acidity. This wine wants to run and play. Slightly chilled, it paired well with my chicken enchiladas. — 8 days ago


Sativa Mendocino Carignan 2014

My fave! I can drink this every night! Like licking slate and fruit. Gorgeous. — 5 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Geyserville Sonoma County Zinfandel Blend 1994

Definitely still in its drinking window, As is often said to be the case with older zin & zin blends, however, it’s more like a claret than a zinfandel. Subdued fruit notes are woven with earth, button mushroom, and black tea, atop silky smooth tannins. Just a wisp of spice on the close. A nice way to start off a few 25th anniversary year wines. — 5 days ago

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Mylène Bru

Vin de Table Rita Rouge 2013

Really enjoyable. I was expecting a quite dried and tannic wine from past experiences of older vintages of this producer. But this had plenty of fresh fruits and was a more subtle wine as a whole. Beautiful to drink now — 11 days ago

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Broc Cellars

Alexander Valley Carignan

Carignan with the rest of the field blend of Zin, Alicante Bouschet, and Palomino from 130 yr old vines. Sandy soil- rootstock is original. Wild raspberry, floor, forest floor, little spritz to it. This was delicious. — a month ago

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Domaine Jean David

Seguret Côtes du Rhône Villages Red Rhone Blend 2015

I LOVE this wine. It is so old school. So much like the better CDRs and CDRVs I used to drink/sell in the early 80s. Very earthy, funky, aged meaty nose. Peppery, roasted green herbs, iodine-tinged flavors. There’s spicy blackberry skins too, but that takes a back seat to farmy garrigue. Clingy and damn good. Cambie may have have Ginger-ized most of the southern Rhône, but it is really nice to find that Mary Ann is still in the house. — 9 days ago

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Angelo Casagrande

Angelo Casagrande

Too me a while, but I get it! Haven’t seen this wine up here.
Tom Casagrande

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It’s from Garagiste.