Populis Wine

Carignan

9.023 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
California, USA
Carignan
Top Notes For
Chris Leon

Could come with a koozie. Love.

Could come with a koozie. Love.

1 person found it helpfulNov 11th, 2015
Sybaritewino C.Lawrence

love this #booze!

Feb 21st, 2016
Bradford White

So chuggable

So chuggable

Oct 25th, 2015
Sybaritewino C.Lawrence

Bam! Fresh zippy grippy goodness. Give me a juicy burger please. Had the acidity to handle the fat.

Bam! Fresh zippy grippy goodness. Give me a juicy burger please. Had the acidity to handle the fat.

Sep 16th, 2015
Pascaline Lepeltier, MS

Master Sommelier, Wine Director Rouge Tomate New York

9.2

Great job for a delicious, affordable, super balanced wine

Great job for a delicious, affordable, super balanced wine

Jun 28th, 2015
Jeff D
8.9

Delicious and a little dirty, spritzy, and tart; natty wine credentials with California amplitude. Short and simple finish, but this is a fun wine, harmonious, and knows what it is. Dry-farmed, old-vine Carignane from Mendocino, drink anytime, with anything

Delicious and a little dirty, spritzy, and tart; natty wine credentials with California amplitude. Short and simple finish, but this is a fun wine, harmonious, and knows what it is. Dry-farmed, old-vine Carignane from Mendocino, drink anytime, with anything

Feb 2nd, 2018
Anthony Vincent

I am always skeptical when I see a few somms who give high scores to natural wine labels and wonder if they have some kind of connection with the winemakers. Day 1: bright red fruit, sweet VA, faint herbal aromas and smoked game character, fresh cranberry and sour cherry on palate. Out the gates it literally tasted like fruit punch/grape drank with no sweetness, lacking in structure or depth. After a few minutes a subtle richness lightly poked you on the palate. After even more time more VA and slight ethyl acetate peaked out from under the layers of blankets. For the price, I'd rather drink a 10-12€ Languedoc or Côté de Catalan. Was intrigued by the story, but it felt like a 2 minute romp in the sheets and left expecting much, much more....and with a deep sigh I resorted to self stimulation. Not sure about even giving it a 2nd chance on Day 2 in fear of getting played again. Day 2 - I got burned again and wondered why I let myself get into another walk off shame scenario. Had my guys test it on the Foss later that day and it registered 0.82 for VA.

I am always skeptical when I see a few somms who give high scores to natural wine labels and wonder if they have some kind of connection with the winemakers. Day 1: bright red fruit, sweet VA, faint herbal aromas and smoked game character, fresh cranberry and sour cherry on palate. Out the gates it literally tasted like fruit punch/grape drank with no sweetness, lacking in structure or depth. After a few minutes a subtle richness lightly poked you on the palate. After even more time more VA and slight ethyl acetate peaked out from under the layers of blankets. For the price, I'd rather drink a 10-12€ Languedoc or Côté de Catalan. Was intrigued by the story, but it felt like a 2 minute romp in the sheets and left expecting much, much more....and with a deep sigh I resorted to self stimulation. Not sure about even giving it a 2nd chance on Day 2 in fear of getting played again. Day 2 - I got burned again and wondered why I let myself get into another walk off shame scenario. Had my guys test it on the Foss later that day and it registered 0.82 for VA.

Oct 4th, 2017
Michael Duffy

Fresh, tart, a little chub - better on day 2.

Fresh, tart, a little chub - better on day 2.

Feb 2nd, 2017
Kieran Roberts

Deliciously drinkable, red fruit and acid.

Deliciously drinkable, red fruit and acid.

Mar 2nd, 2016
Sarah O'Kelley

Juicy & fun! Perfect for a casual evening & laughter!

Juicy & fun! Perfect for a casual evening & laughter!

Dec 28th, 2015