Vinca Minor

Mendocino Carignan

9.316 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA
Carignan
Top Notes For
Claire Walsh

In love with this.

In love with this.

Oct 14th, 2018
Chris Grimm

Such amazing fruit.

Such amazing fruit.

1 person found it helpfulApr 10th, 2018
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.2

Seriously cool stuff. Built around a core of juicy fruit and accessible tannins, this quaffable red is a winner. There’s enough acidity to bring forth a sense of elegance too. A welcome CA addition to bunch loads of pointless stuff in this price range. Well done!

Seriously cool stuff. Built around a core of juicy fruit and accessible tannins, this quaffable red is a winner. There’s enough acidity to bring forth a sense of elegance too. A welcome CA addition to bunch loads of pointless stuff in this price range. Well done!

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2018
Brandon Boesch

Really like the 2017 carignan. Amazing fruit with a chewy acidity and nice olive like component. Tasty.

Really like the 2017 carignan. Amazing fruit with a chewy acidity and nice olive like component. Tasty.

Jul 1st, 2019
Brandon Boesch

Wow! This is different from years past. Fruit is excellent but now has an herbal spice and just tiny hint of oak which gives an awesome full mouthfeel. Can’t wait to see how this evolves over the next few years.

Wow! This is different from years past. Fruit is excellent but now has an herbal spice and just tiny hint of oak which gives an awesome full mouthfeel. Can’t wait to see how this evolves over the next few years.

Jan 22nd, 2019
Christopher McGauran

All day / all night summer sipper that impresses your slow coworker and your wife’s impossible snob squad member all at the same time. It’s a real unity wine where the philistine asshole and the lowly commoner will all converse and exchange pleasantries...until it’s gone. Then it’s time to return back to where everyone came from. Keep lots on hand and be like Obama

All day / all night summer sipper that impresses your slow coworker and your wife’s impossible snob squad member all at the same time. It’s a real unity wine where the philistine asshole and the lowly commoner will all converse and exchange pleasantries...until it’s gone. Then it’s time to return back to where everyone came from. Keep lots on hand and be like Obama

Jun 16th, 2018
Michael Piaker

28 February 2018. Vine Wine, Brooklyn, NY.

28 February 2018. Vine Wine, Brooklyn, NY.

Mar 1st, 2018
Chris Grimm

Hot damn. Oak is rocking with this fruit. Tannic, complex, blackberry, blueberry, light vanilla. This has ageability, but it's so delicious now.

Hot damn. Oak is rocking with this fruit. Tannic, complex, blackberry, blueberry, light vanilla. This has ageability, but it's so delicious now.

Feb 22nd, 2018
Brandon Boesch

This is the 2016 red carignan, not rose. Amazing bright fruit and stone. Bursting with flavor.

This is the 2016 red carignan, not rose. Amazing bright fruit and stone. Bursting with flavor.

Feb 22nd, 2018
Brandon Boesch

What an amazing rose! Orange in color. I get apricots and a bit of strawberry with some honey suckle, but the fantastic balance of acidity. So good!

What an amazing rose! Orange in color. I get apricots and a bit of strawberry with some honey suckle, but the fantastic balance of acidity. So good!

Jun 9th, 2017