Ridge Vineyards

Buchignani Ranch Carignane

8.917 ratings
8.93 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Carignane
Top Notes For
Ian Staub

Aromas are lush and round: ripe blue and black berry fruit, warming spice, and a dollop of vanilla from the oak. Nice acidity and relatively lean body (which I like), but unfortunately the mid-palate is hollow and the finish very short. A bit underwhelming as I was expecting more concentration and length from these 60-80 year old vines.

Aromas are lush and round: ripe blue and black berry fruit, warming spice, and a dollop of vanilla from the oak. Nice acidity and relatively lean body (which I like), but unfortunately the mid-palate is hollow and the finish very short. A bit underwhelming as I was expecting more concentration and length from these 60-80 year old vines.

Apr 30th, 2018
Jonathan Wall

Very nice. Medium bodied. Goes down too easy. After 4 hours open some added complexity showed up.

Very nice. Medium bodied. Goes down too easy. After 4 hours open some added complexity showed up.

Apr 28th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Very elegant, almost demure expression of Carignan. Tightly wound and aromatically closed right now, but I really love the subtle attack and medium weight. Moves around the palate with great energy and nerve. Hints of vanilla and sweet cream coming through on the nose. Cherry pit and mineral edge showing up after some air. Elegant wine with loads of potential, but drinking a bit backwards today. I’m glad I have two more bottles for the cellar.

Very elegant, almost demure expression of Carignan. Tightly wound and aromatically closed right now, but I really love the subtle attack and medium weight. Moves around the palate with great energy and nerve. Hints of vanilla and sweet cream coming through on the nose. Cherry pit and mineral edge showing up after some air. Elegant wine with loads of potential, but drinking a bit backwards today. I’m glad I have two more bottles for the cellar.

Apr 28th, 2018
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Nov 13th, 2018
Tom Wildenhaus

First time with this varietal. Nice licorice and fig on the nose filled by soft tannins and confirm licorice on the pallet. Very interesting wine.

First time with this varietal. Nice licorice and fig on the nose filled by soft tannins and confirm licorice on the pallet. Very interesting wine.

Jan 31st, 2021
Heather Venard

I love this. Beautiful nose, baking spices, warmth, dark fruit and vanilla. Would 100% buy again. 2016 vintage.

I love this. Beautiful nose, baking spices, warmth, dark fruit and vanilla. Would 100% buy again. 2016 vintage.

Aug 13th, 2019
Rhonely Boy

This is a great vintage, and highly recommend cellaring a few bottles for later. 9.1 for now, 9.2 with bottle age.

P.S.
Delectable, we need a score Range option.

Thanks in advance,

RB

This is a great vintage, and highly recommend cellaring a few bottles for later. 9.1 for now, 9.2 with bottle age.

P.S.
Delectable, we need a score Range option.

Thanks in advance,

RB

Feb 8th, 2019
Steffen Weiss

Steffen had this 10 months ago

Steffen had this 10 months ago

Jan 8th, 2021
Diana Bizjak

Diana had this 3 years ago

Diana had this 3 years ago

Apr 26th, 2019
Steffen Weiss

Steffen had this 3 years ago

Steffen had this 3 years ago

Apr 9th, 2019