Carignan Blend


Via Edetana Grenache Blend 2005

Palmer Emmitt

I still have quite a few wines like this from my early days of wine collecting - stuff that was highly rated or recommended in the $15-30 price range (this was $18 from Wine Library in 2009). Wines that could provide a great quality for the price, but that no one, including me, ever expected would spend a dozen years in my cellar. Many people would assume wines like this one to be hopelessly past prime, but over and over again I’m surprised how well so many of them - from both the old and new world - hold up. At first this wine seemed to be over the hill, with some brownish tinge to the color, balsamic aroma and leathery mouthfeel, but the longer it’s in my glass the more I’m enjoying it. The sweet and intense red cherry fruit is sightly raisiny in character yet still somehow bright, the tannins are integrated but still firm, and the acid is balanced and mouth watering. Pretty classic Grenache-Carignane that would hold its own against Priorats costing several multiples of its price. Sometimes wine makes you smile (most times). — 4 days ago

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Ferrer Bobet

Priorat Carignan Blend

A jammy plum greets the nose with a touch of licorice as a supplement. The taste is muted at first and then the flavors come on in waves. The finish is a bit harsh and in a few years this will be even better. You feel the alcohol but it isn’t overpowering. This is one of the best wines I’ve consumed in 2021. A must buy! — 5 days ago

Gérard Bertrand

Grand Terroir Tautavel Grenache Blend 2017

This is an incredible value. Right out of the bottle, it has an acidic edge, so let it open up. The next day it was killer and the day after that I finished it off, and it’s still delicious. It’s complex and so well balanced. If you like his other offerings, you’ll enjoy this. — 7 days ago


Indica Mendocino County Carignan Rosé 2020

Lauren Vance

Consistently impressed by Lioco. Watermelon rind, fresh lemon, chopped herbs. Grapefruit and smooth river rocks. The rosé and their unoaked chard are great spring/summer staples ~$20 — 10 days ago

Keaton, Mike and 5 others liked this

Terroir al Límit

Arbossar Priorat Carignan 2016

Purple robe. Lithe and silky texture. Purple and red fruit. Perfumed. Violets, dried apricots, a whiff of smoke and jerky on the nose that is sweet and praline-like. Bone dry and elegant on the palate. Well judged acid and tannins. Real keeper. — 18 days ago

Ericsson, Rhonely and 30 others liked this

Clos du Rouge Gorge

Cuvee du Patron Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Carignan-Grenache Blend 2018

Had this wine at Racine NY and it was so delicious! Floral and amazingly delicious. Want to fine it to buy a case — 5 days ago

Château Musar

Bekaa Valley Red Blend 2011

2006. Classique. Que c est bon Musar!!! — 9 days ago

Serge, Romain and 13 others liked this

Celler Vall Llach

Porrera de Vi de Vila de Vall Llach Carignan Blend 2008

A classic Priorat - majority Carinena and some Grenache. Black and blue berries, some licorice. Very good wine — 18 days ago

Jan, Dick and 2 others liked this

Domaine Tempier

Bandol Carignan Blend 2011

Happy Easter!! I’m on a great wine streak!! This one was great as usual. See previous notes! — 9 days ago

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Cruse Wine Co.

Evangel Carignan 2018


I enjoyed it because for me, this shows true #Carignane typicity. High acid, tangy crunchy, red Apple aromas and flavors. Rich ripe fruit. Subtle sweet spice. This #carignan it reminded me a lot of the #cariñena I make. — 20 days ago

Ely, Jonathan and 6 others liked this