Domaine Jean-Louis Tribouley

L'Alba Côtes du Roussillon 2007

Pulling from the dusty, hodgepodge section of the cellar tonight. Tribouley’s 2007 l’Alba is comprised of 60% Carignan and equal parts Grenache and Syrah from 35 to 70 year old vines in Latour de France village of Roussillon. Brett-tinged, with cranberry and wild raspberry, licorice, truffle, lavender, and underbrush, with fresh cracked pepper. Secondary notes of earth, tobacco, and olive, make up the gamy nuance that pervades the background. Killer juice. — 11 days ago

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Phil A

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@Isaac Pirolo Isaac nice pic and review Cheers 🍷
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Pala

Essentija Bovale Sardinia Carignane

Intenso! Echoes of fernet branca, herbal inky huge. Sweet smoke and dark distant fruit. Yow — 3 days ago

Sella & Mosca

Terre Rare Riserva Carignano del Sulcis 2005

This is surprisingly delicious. Well-balanced and smooth. Smells like band-aids but tastes like red apple skins, mint, and goat cheese. I never considered Sardinia a desirable wine region, but this wine has opened my eyes. While wine usually churns up a groundswell of emotion, I feel nothing other than a baseline contentment. After a year of lurching between ups and downs, the oenological version of flatlining feels lovely. Vino di vino. — 17 days ago

Domaine Anne Gros & Jean-Paul Tollot

La 50/50 Côtes du Brian Carignane-Cinsault Blend 2013

Katherine Bordelon
9.1

Love this old world red funk. Just the perfect food wine. Almost anything really but pair with stewed meats, nothing too spicy to over power the subtle notes of minerals and earthiness. I’ll reach for this one again when I’m serving braised short ribs, stewed chicken or beef or a hearty soup. Wonderful! Enjoy!! — 5 days ago

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Ridge Vineyards

Geyserville Red Blend 2007

Shay A
9.2

During the month of January, the Wednesday Wine Committee has a unique format...the sparkler, whites and dessert wines can be from any vintage and any location, but the reds must be from the 2007 vintage. It was my first time providing a wine for a lunch, so I was excited to see how it showed. As always, all wines were served blind.

My guess here was Zinfandel. Not jammy or overly hot in any way. Lots of spice and black pepper. Fruit was mainly red and black (no shade of purple in the glass). Fair bit of sediment. I love older zins.
— 3 days ago

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Maxime Magnon

Campagnes Corbières Carignane

Lovely wine. Fruit forward with lovely layers. Smooth well balanced easy to drink. — 6 days ago

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Yo Yo

La Negra Carignane Blend 2015

Carbonic goodness. — 3 days ago

Sandlands

California Carignane 2014

2014 Sandlands Carignane with a gem from 2015. Over and Even by Kentucky singer/songwriter Joan Shelley. Two future legends. — 7 days ago

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Ron R

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Let’s see some Steely Dan.
Rhonely Boy

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50% Lodi (own rooted vineyard, planted in 1936), 50% Contra Costa County (vineyard planted in the 1920s)

Domaine Léon Barral

Jadis Faugères Carignane Blend 2012

Dark ruby opaque in the center, black pepper, dried oregano, thyme, dried strawberry, red plum, preserved red plum, cinnamon, clove, all spice, licorice, red cherry, dusty and powdery mineral notes, slightly savory, med plus tannin, med plus acidity. Unusual wine with lots to offer. — 11 days ago

Terroir al Límit

Dits del Terra Priorat Carignane 2012

This an extremely interesting wine. I was surprised not to get the usual overwhelming wine from Spain. This is a classic Mountain wine, supple and sumptuous, interesting flavors. For my taste I would prefer a bit more acidity, however. — 13 days ago