Ridge Vineyards

Buchignani Ranch Carignane

9.115 ratings
9.73 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Carignane
Top Notes For
Boxer Briefs

This wine is awesome. Dense. The fruit is so deep, dark and layered. north of the Lytton estate, on the western edge of the Alexander Valley in Geyserville. All of this Carignane was planted between 1920-1950’s. Really good wine that has a long life in front of it.

This wine is awesome. Dense. The fruit is so deep, dark and layered. north of the Lytton estate, on the western edge of the Alexander Valley in Geyserville. All of this Carignane was planted between 1920-1950’s. Really good wine that has a long life in front of it.

Oct 23rd, 2019
Boxer Briefs

Is there such a thing as: fresh cut grass scented black cherry caramel popcorn? Mouth-watering fresh acid. The color is incredible. Far western edge of Alexander Valley, 13 acres of Carignane planted between 1927 and 1950. pure black cherry, fresh cut grass that reminds me only of Zinfandel. Caramel that I typically associate with Petit and Alicante but not after tasting this in barrel. Beautifully simple but not a Basic Bitch. I would Blind it as a field blend or Zin. Good stuff, put it in a decanter, curious to see what 72 hours does

Is there such a thing as: fresh cut grass scented black cherry caramel popcorn? Mouth-watering fresh acid. The color is incredible. Far western edge of Alexander Valley, 13 acres of Carignane planted between 1927 and 1950. pure black cherry, fresh cut grass that reminds me only of Zinfandel. Caramel that I typically associate with Petit and Alicante but not after tasting this in barrel. Beautifully simple but not a Basic Bitch. I would Blind it as a field blend or Zin. Good stuff, put it in a decanter, curious to see what 72 hours does

1 person found it helpfulJun 2nd, 2017
Rich Bluth

lots of fruit with beautiful deep color

lots of fruit with beautiful deep color

Jan 16th, 2020
Khalid

Peasant light tart cherry

Peasant light tart cherry

Oct 1st, 2017
Mike H.

Not for me. Too sour. Ridge notably does Carignane better than most, but it's still Carignane. Perhaps the beer hipsters will get off their sour hoppy smoked gose kick and drink this. But...

Not for me. Too sour. Ridge notably does Carignane better than most, but it's still Carignane. Perhaps the beer hipsters will get off their sour hoppy smoked gose kick and drink this. But...

Aug 8th, 2017
Jonathan Wall

A nice summer red. Not a whole lot going on, but did pick up some character it's second night.

A nice summer red. Not a whole lot going on, but did pick up some character it's second night.

Jun 28th, 2017
Bella McDowell

Bella had this 2 years ago

Bella had this 2 years ago

Nov 25th, 2017
Ben Clement

Ben had this a month ago

Ben had this a month ago

Jan 31st, 2020
Brock

Brock had this a year ago

Brock had this a year ago

Oct 1st, 2018
Chris Krueger

Chris had this 2 years ago

Chris had this 2 years ago

Mar 19th, 2018