Lioco

Indica Mendocino County Carignan Rosé

9.0338 ratings
9.1104 pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA
Carignan
Top Notes For
Al Shikoh

light orange; pink grapefruit, strawberry, blood orange, rhubarb; pink grapefruit, watermelon, very mineral; light bodied, dry, high acidity, 12.8% ABV; sourced from dry-farmed, head-trained Carignan planted mid-century in red clay soil strewn with fist sized rocks; fruit was hand-harvested, berries purposely “broken”, then whole-cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel until dry, slow malolactic fermentation; super fresh and appealing rosé; $22

light orange; pink grapefruit, strawberry, blood orange, rhubarb; pink grapefruit, watermelon, very mineral; light bodied, dry, high acidity, 12.8% ABV; sourced from dry-farmed, head-trained Carignan planted mid-century in red clay soil strewn with fist sized rocks; fruit was hand-harvested, berries purposely “broken”, then whole-cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel until dry, slow malolactic fermentation; super fresh and appealing rosé; $22

Apr 23rd, 2020
Chris O'Hearn

Robert Sinskey Vineyards

9.2

Lovely CA rosé, one of my faves every year

Lovely CA rosé, one of my faves every year

Jun 5th, 2019
Liz Hale

The one I wait for every Rosé season- 2017 is STELLAR.

The one I wait for every Rosé season- 2017 is STELLAR.

May 9th, 2018
Ellen Clifford

Eh, can’t give it raves, can’t say it’s not great. As a refreshing rosé with a friendly bite it’s a win: high acid, medium body, somewhere between tropical fruit punch (pineapple, guava) plus some berries and candied strawberries. It’s good but I’ve had better which perhaps why it was a Garagiste mystery selection. I’ve had some good mystery wines but this one...well not good for a wine asshole like me but good. Just boring.

Eh, can’t give it raves, can’t say it’s not great. As a refreshing rosé with a friendly bite it’s a win: high acid, medium body, somewhere between tropical fruit punch (pineapple, guava) plus some berries and candied strawberries. It’s good but I’ve had better which perhaps why it was a Garagiste mystery selection. I’ve had some good mystery wines but this one...well not good for a wine asshole like me but good. Just boring.

Jan 23rd, 2018
Tom Inners

Talmage, California represent

Talmage, California represent

Aug 19th, 2017
Mark Lindzy

Fruit and spice, very dry with bright acidity. From old vine carignan, which makes "wine of intrigue" according to the back label. Me likey.

Fruit and spice, very dry with bright acidity. From old vine carignan, which makes "wine of intrigue" according to the back label. Me likey.

8 people found it helpfulJul 21st, 2013
Tom Kisthart

Owner Craft & Curd

9.7

Watermelon, sage water, summer.

Watermelon, sage water, summer.

7 people found it helpfulJun 23rd, 2014
Gilles de Chambure

Master Sommelier & Educator

9.6

carignan rose from team of friend enjoyed ar ReddWood in yountville with chickennliver tosst

carignan rose from team of friend enjoyed ar ReddWood in yountville with chickennliver tosst

7 people found it helpfulMay 30th, 2014
Lauren Vance

Buyer Whole Foods Market Oakland

9.0

Little funk right when you open it. Very overripe- almost fuzzy strawberry, underripe lemon, wet cave, and old dried up herbs. I know it sounds less than ideal when you break it down - but I like it! Give it some time to open up and the fruit will show you more, with some solid acidity too boot! 😉

Little funk right when you open it. Very overripe- almost fuzzy strawberry, underripe lemon, wet cave, and old dried up herbs. I know it sounds less than ideal when you break it down - but I like it! Give it some time to open up and the fruit will show you more, with some solid acidity too boot! 😉

3 people found it helpfulJul 15th, 2016
Billy Feyersen

Taste the pickled watermelon note

Taste the pickled watermelon note

2 people found it helpfulMay 27th, 2017