Pax Mahle Wines

Testa Vineyards Carignan

8.914 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA
Carignan
Top Notes For
Meg Herring

Rustic and brambly with notes of wild blackberries and raspberries, tart red cherries, violets, raspberry popsicle, cinnamon, and a hint of savory soy sauce. The juicy fruit notes are balanced by a yummy umami quality. Med+ acidity and med- tannin.

Rustic and brambly with notes of wild blackberries and raspberries, tart red cherries, violets, raspberry popsicle, cinnamon, and a hint of savory soy sauce. The juicy fruit notes are balanced by a yummy umami quality. Med+ acidity and med- tannin.

Sep 16th, 2019
Jordan Wardlaw

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.

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.

Jun 15th, 2018
Jonathan Wall

Brilliant Carignane that matched a spring afternoon sipping in the sun. Refreshing red fruits. Slight sharp tang on the finish.

Brilliant Carignane that matched a spring afternoon sipping in the sun. Refreshing red fruits. Slight sharp tang on the finish.

May 4th, 2018
David Metcalf

Very fun juice. Whole cluster, carbonic and quite quaffable. More cru than nouveau, with good tannins and body. Should drink well for a couple more years. #glou

Very fun juice. Whole cluster, carbonic and quite quaffable. More cru than nouveau, with good tannins and body. Should drink well for a couple more years. #glou

Feb 5th, 2019
Brian Grech

Fizz me up, Scotty! With Stefan and Pin

Fizz me up, Scotty! With Stefan and Pin

Jan 11th, 2019
Michael MacDonald

Carbonic macerated but not as rich as I would expect. Really tart cranberry with little finish aside from acid

Carbonic macerated but not as rich as I would expect. Really tart cranberry with little finish aside from acid

Nov 24th, 2018
Eric Shanks

Chug away. Kool aid for adults.

Chug away. Kool aid for adults.

Aug 26th, 2018
Nathan Sneller

Really enjoyable chilled red. A step above glou-glou as far as the wine’s structure is concerned.

Really enjoyable chilled red. A step above glou-glou as far as the wine’s structure is concerned.

Aug 23rd, 2018
Eric Shanks

Great chuggar. Grapey, orange, cranberry. $25.

Great chuggar. Grapey, orange, cranberry. $25.

Jul 5th, 2018
Brendan Baker

Red fruits, funky, fruity, fresh ⚡️

Red fruits, funky, fruity, fresh ⚡️

Apr 4th, 2018