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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  • 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


  • Monasterio de las Viñas Cariñena Reserva

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    Wine review by liork200


  • Cuvee des 3 Messes Basses 2012

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    KindredVines offer these TASTING NOTES:Dark garnet in color with purple hues. This wine is an open bouquet combining fruity and peppery aromas which are distinctive of the AOC Ventoux. A well balanced and pleasant wine on the palate with aromas of stewed fruits and hints of cinnamon and clove. Enjoyable fleshy texture and remarkable length. [I a... Read More

    Wine review by Giselle Greenway


  • Domaine Piaugier la Grange de Piaugier Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2014

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    A good, but relatively "light' CdR as they go. There is plenty red berry fruit as that goes, the this is an earthen wine and "garrique" wine if like that sort of thing. I find it to be a refreshinf change of pace. Drink now. Paul 87 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Being a fan of Jolie-Laide and being that we have been drinking a lot of whites ... ... just order. syrah & carignan. we got 5 cases for the year…         Jolie-Laide, Barsotti Vineyard, Gamay, El Dorado 2015 - $30   LOVE this wine. berry-bright, lip-smacking acidity, just delicious Gamay. 18 bottles left… and that number keeps ticking down…  ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • La Vieille Ferme Ventoux Red 2015

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Katie Jones la Gare Fitou 2014

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    A recent Naked Wines Selection. Deep opaque Purple in the Glass. Opens with Toffee, Vanilla Cream, & Concord Grape; then Baking Spices and more Toffee. Some Alcohol burn both on the nose and in the mouth...it is still young. Medium Tannins and Acidity and more on the Dry side, with a medium fullness in the mouth. Very pleasant balance of Peppere... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


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