Sativa Mendocino Carignan 2016

Blood-ruby, undiluted tenor from rim to rim. Blackberry-cran with a smoky coat, violets, raspberry reduction, wild nettle, suede, rose petal, dried cherry, applewood, and gingerly ginger, spare cedar, finest snuff, cherry pit and damp clove spiced nose. All with a slight memory of campfire. Black plum, cedar, violet, dried, sour cherry, dark leather, peppercorn, dried cranberry and red currant, cinnamon apple, fine, grippy tannins that integrate into the whole with a pleasing sense of herbs and bitters, sage and lavender. Did not expect this complexity from carignan, and floral notes that evoke like Nebbiolo. Class. .
#Lioco #Mendocino #carignan #sativa #oldvine #liococarignan #handharvested #submergedcap #wholeclustergoodness #Pinemountain #santarosa
— 17 days ago

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Cline Cellars

Ancient Vines Contra Costa County Carignane 2017

The “pros” give this an 8.3? Fuck them. This is much better. Unencumbered by oak, nice smooth tannins, some good fruit. Love it. Full@disclosure, we r making sausage and pretty wasted, so, grain of salt on all this. — 20 days ago

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David Marcel

Pipeño Aupa Maipo Valley Pais Cariñan 2019

Brilliant pale ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of red plum, ripe blackberry, ripe raspberry, red and black cherry, bramble, subtle earth; dry, high acid, medium minus tannins, medium alcohol, medium minus body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; very bright and surprisingly complex and concentrated, a good food wine, very good — a month ago

Paul, Josh and 5 others liked this

Pax Mahle Wines

Testa Vineyards Carignan

Agree with the other comments comparing this to Beaujolais. Loads of sediment- be sure to filter. Very delicious and quaffable tho. — 2 days ago

Shay, Ron and 2 others liked this


Indica (Red) Mendocino County Carignan 2005

lot of berries w/ good acid little funk. would be great w/ pizza or cured meat — 6 days ago

Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rosé 2017

Yep you saw that price tag correctly 😱!! My favorite wine stop in Iowa City decided these were not moving! So I ever so graciously took the last three off of his hands!
@David T I was slightly temp/climate control..just sitting on the shelf (thoughts?). Chance it I did and nothing off with this Tempier!
Delicious as always previous notes apply!
Lucky I am! 👍😁🤷‍♂️
— 3 days ago

Juan, Jason and 30 others liked this


An eye for value! Really looks appealing. 🍷😀
Sharon B

Sharon B

@David T thank you!
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Trixie thank you! @Severn Goodwin unfortunately ..didn't see any. 😉

Las Jaras Wines

Old Vines Sweet Berry Wine Carignan 2018

Tasting pour. Old vine Mendo Carignan, fleshed out with Zin, Charbono, Cab and Valdigue. Juicy fun, but MS said “how come there aren’t any sweet berries?” — 19 days ago

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“Sweet berry wine!”

Halter Ranch

Adelaida District Carignan 2017

Very promising at an early age. Rich, round, meaty, tannic yet still elegant with refreshing acidity and bright fruit. Better on day two. — 12 days ago

Ridge Vineyards

Ponzo Vineyard Zinfandel Blend 2016

A blend of 97% Zin and 3% Petite Sirah, dark Ruby with purple edges. Ridge's history begins in 1885, when Osea Perrone, a doctor and member of San Fran’s Italian community, bought 180 acres near the top of Monte Bello Ridge and planted vines. Aromas of rich dark fruits with herb spice notes. On the palate cherry and raspberry flavors with some vanilla oak and pepper spice. Firm yet soft tannins, medium finish, good mouthfeel ending with spicy fruit character. Nice! — 9 days ago

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Emme Wines


Funky, fruity, but pucker tart—it’s really addictive and natty. So good alone, but mouthwatering with rillettes. Dat acid dat fat amirite? — 23 days ago