Sandlands

California Carignane

9.165 ratings
9.117 pro ratings
California, USA
Carignane
Top Notes For
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

8.7

Bright, lifted fruit, but needs air badly to show its best. Better on day two, where is has some carbonic strawberry like fruit.
While I like the freshness, I wish it tasted ripe.

Bright, lifted fruit, but needs air badly to show its best. Better on day two, where is has some carbonic strawberry like fruit.
While I like the freshness, I wish it tasted ripe.

Mar 8th, 2019
Brian Tuite

Man I love this wine.

Man I love this wine.

Oct 25th, 2018
Brian Tuite

This really blossomed with 30 minutes of air.

This really blossomed with 30 minutes of air.

Oct 4th, 2018
Doug Kahn

Merica

Merica

Jul 31st, 2017
Lee Lightfoot

Some stone fruit on the nose, elegant.

Some stone fruit on the nose, elegant.

Jun 1st, 2017
Skye LaTorre

Sommelier The Meatball Shop

9.0

Gasping for air

Gasping for air

May 6th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.9

Light garnet red. Lots of herbs and smoky notes on the nose. A little stinky too with black pepper, funk, dark crushed gravel, red berries and even a touch of roses. Low tannins (4/10) with moderate plus acidity. Layers of raspberries, strawberries, twigs, meaty, floral and a touch dusty. Light bodied with a very dry and long finish. Needed a 30+ minute decant. Drink till 2024.

Light garnet red. Lots of herbs and smoky notes on the nose. A little stinky too with black pepper, funk, dark crushed gravel, red berries and even a touch of roses. Low tannins (4/10) with moderate plus acidity. Layers of raspberries, strawberries, twigs, meaty, floral and a touch dusty. Light bodied with a very dry and long finish. Needed a 30+ minute decant. Drink till 2024.

Apr 19th, 2017
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.8

Lush

Lush

Jan 14th, 2017
Derek Baker

Hints of toasted rice

Hints of toasted rice

Jul 7th, 2016
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.0

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May 27th, 2016