Cruse Wine Co.

Evangel Carignan

9.121 ratings
8.71 pro ratings
Contra Costa County, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Carignan
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

A tasty Carignan from California. Dry on the palate and tangy.

Showing red and black fruits with chocolates, red candy, spices, wood, vanilla, cloves, tobacco and espresso.

Full bodied and soft. Tangy finish with round tannins.

Had it blind and called a California Pinot Noir. Really tastes like one.

A very small production of only 8 barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

A tasty Carignan from California. Dry on the palate and tangy.

Showing red and black fruits with chocolates, red candy, spices, wood, vanilla, cloves, tobacco and espresso.

Full bodied and soft. Tangy finish with round tannins.

Had it blind and called a California Pinot Noir. Really tastes like one.

A very small production of only 8 barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

1 person found it helpfulMay 4th, 2019
Ely Cohn

Michael Cruse’s wines deserve more recognition than they receive. His single vineyard bottlings are spectacular. His style is lean, fruity, and a dedicated employment of whole cluster press.

This Evangelho Carignan has a deep purple color in a medium, full body. There is bright blackberry, oak, and sandalwood. Intensely concentrated, on the serious structured side of the spectrum for the Cruse portfolio.

Michael Cruse’s wines deserve more recognition than they receive. His single vineyard bottlings are spectacular. His style is lean, fruity, and a dedicated employment of whole cluster press.

This Evangelho Carignan has a deep purple color in a medium, full body. There is bright blackberry, oak, and sandalwood. Intensely concentrated, on the serious structured side of the spectrum for the Cruse portfolio.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 15th, 2019
Servus Andrea

Medium bodied red, with tangy fruit finish

Medium bodied red, with tangy fruit finish

Aug 28th, 2019
Brian R

Super good. Bright, tart red fruits and sandalwood/spices. Very alive and fresh.

Super good. Bright, tart red fruits and sandalwood/spices. Very alive and fresh.

Feb 23rd, 2019
Tracy Byrnes

Deep fruit. Balanced. A beautiful carignan.

Deep fruit. Balanced. A beautiful carignan.

Feb 6th, 2019
Cameron Lyons

Super dry. Light body, clear light color. Sweet fruit.

Super dry. Light body, clear light color. Sweet fruit.

Jan 27th, 2019
Brian R

Blueberry jam with some herbs - lavender, thyme. Very nice.

Blueberry jam with some herbs - lavender, thyme. Very nice.

Jan 12th, 2019
Joseph Lewinski

Amazing wine all around. More full bodied then I was expecting. Leather, plum, and pomegranate with an earthy quality.

Amazing wine all around. More full bodied then I was expecting. Leather, plum, and pomegranate with an earthy quality.

Dec 8th, 2018
Pete Schork

Phenomenal. Citrus, faint anise/licorice. Pensive. Could drink this daily.

Phenomenal. Citrus, faint anise/licorice. Pensive. Could drink this daily.

Oct 10th, 2018
David Bourke

Wrap party vino. Smooth groove

Wrap party vino. Smooth groove

Apr 11th, 2018