Carignan

Common synonyms: Carinena, Carignano, Mazuelo

Parentage of the grape: indigenous to Aragon, Spain
 
History of the grape: The grape has been traced as far back as the 3rd century in the Aragon province in Spain. The Aragon region of Carinena was originally named for the once-prolific regional grape, though Garnacha (or Grenache) has since gained precedence. As Mazuelo, it is one of the main blending grapes of Rioja and as Carinena in Priorat blends. From Spain it made its way to Algeria and was introduced into the Languedoc region of France some time in the 12th century. It's also mainly a blending grape there, most often with Cinsault, Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. In the 20th century, it found its way to places like Chile, the US and Israel, where growing conditions allow for more single varietal releases with concentrated flavors. 
 
Characteristics of the grape: deep, dark, rich, strong tannins, mineral, blueberry, blackberry, boysenberry Read more »

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  • I've never had a stateside carignan - Chile and France though.  Like it with food a lot.  Great buy and one for my notebook. Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Ridge Lytton Springs 2012

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    I'm still loving this wine. Light on dark berry fruit. Plum. Good tannin that adds a bitterness, but doesn't dominate. Nice acid. Multiple levels to appreciate. Just a great wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • White wines are a summer classic, but it has been a long summer. There is a ... blend of 70% Barbera, 10% Carignane, 10% Petite Sirah and 10% Alicante Bouschet. These grapes come from 90 plus year old vines in the Mokelumne River sub AVA in Lodi. Field picked and co-fermented, this combination of grapes produces a wine of warm welcoming primar... Read More

    From the article Superior Red Wines for Summertime


  • Found it interesting to see on my Facebook feed, one of the main staff of ... ... of ... deep" in Neyers Carignan...&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Harvest 2016


  • They've had a hell of a time with it in Burgundy, like a 50-90% lost vintage. Unsure on quality, but it's dubious.What's going on in Napa/Sonoma? I hear Halcon Alturas is a ways away from ripening, but the harvest of whites has been in full effect. When should the Cabernet, and other reds be "ready"?Let's pick now (or soon) I say!Floods and fros... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Harvest 2016


  • Hewitson "Miss Harry" Rhone Blend Barossa Valley South Australia 2012

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    Wine review by eyetalian


  • Hewitson "Miss Harry" Rhone Blend Barossa Valley South Australia 2012

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    Wine review by eyetalian


  • Hewitson "Miss Harry" Rhone Blend Barossa Valley South Australia 2012

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    Wine review by eyetalian


  • Our Daily Red Red Blend California 2010

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    Not to bad for the price. A simple table wine that is a little floral yet has a slight acidic taste on the palate. Read More

    Wine review by jambro777


  • Ridge Geyserville 2013

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    Very interesting wine. For those who recall the days when a Zinfandel was ... ... this wine is 73% Zin, 17% Carignan, 9% PS and 1% Mourvedre. This is a pretty gentle wine. A fair amount of red berry fruit on introduction, but nowhere near the tannin that I would expect. Not really a full-bodied wine. I think it would be fine with poultry ... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


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