Clos Saron

The Pleasant Peasant California Carignan 2014

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Sometimes a year of bottle age creates a dramatic change, and this magic happened here. Will for sure cruise nicely for another few years, but already offers an array of interesting stuff. Get it! — 3 days ago

Daniel P., "Odedi" and 14 others liked this

6 Mura

Sardegna Carignano Del Sulcis 2011

Very fragrant. Lovely nose. A little sweet but very lovely with something like lamb. Fruity. — 3 days ago


Indica (Red) Mendocino County Carignan 2014

Cranberry, currants, plum, and maybe some fennel or liquorish. Earthy and spicy. Makes leafy greens feel indulgent. Like the free spirited girl in school your mom told you not to hang out with — 15 days ago

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Pax Mahle Wines

Testa Vineyards Carignan 2016

Love this vintage. This is like Cru Beaujolais in California. Lean, fresh and rustic bistro wine with bright pomegranate, raspberry, floral and spice notes. I love what carbonic maceration does for this wine, providing aromatic lift and creating a linear shape and movement on the palate with just a bit of fine tannin building off the mid palate. The drop off is a bit sudden but that is the style Pax has crafted from this vineyard and I happen to love it. Morgon fans will dig this wine, and I’m just a huge fan of this very focused vintage. — 6 days ago

Phil and Arden liked this

Roc d'Anglade

Vin de Pays du Gard Carignan Blend 2015

Nose of blackberry, garrigue, olive, Provence dry herbs, fig... so many layers. The palate is a model of balance with a strong acid backbone that plays along a lovely red and black Forrest fruit. Some tannins to kick off a bright and persistent finish with fruits. I love it — 4 days ago

Phil, Ron and 4 others liked this


Evangelho Vineyard Carignan 2015

6/13/2018 from the Hess Collection Wine Club — 7 days ago


Indica Mendocino County Carignan Rosé 2011

The one I wait for every Rosé season- 2017 is STELLAR. — a month ago

Tyler, Marc and 2 others liked this

The Meeker Vineyard

Time Machine Carignane 2001

Another gem from the California Lost and Found file. My friends at Meeker Vineyards recently stumbled upon 100 cases of this 2001 bottling of Mendocino Carignan in their cellars. When they offered me samples I happily accepted. Drinking very well- great purity, definition and balance. Bright red fruits, dried flowers, mint,
eucalyptus, tobacco- characteristics that I’ve noted in some of their older wines. Skillful cork removal and decanting required, tools not included.
— 14 days ago

Ruth Lewandowski Wines

Boaz Testa Vineyard Carignan 2013

A lot of blackberry crumble, rhubarb, cinnamon, dusty, and very rustic. From Mendocino to SLC. — 11 days ago