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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  • Monasterio de las Viñas Cariñena Reserva


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    Wine review by liork200

  • Cuvee des 3 Messes Basses 2012


    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


    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


    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 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

  • M. Chapoutier Bila-Haut Cotes du Rousillon Villages 2013


    Great nose of mocha, red berries, vanilla and terroir in abundant nuances. Chapoutier really really hit the entry level jackpot when he started in Rousillon years ago. great wine. Drink now - Paul 89 points Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • So Friday at last! OT I hope you are well on your way to feeling better!With ... ... of Zinfandel, Carignan, Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouchet. Seems like anytime Petite Sirah gets in the mix there's lots of ripe, jammy dark fruit. I'm not complaining just making a statement. And yes OT/Emark, this wine could use some more time on its side bu... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Whatcha drinking tonight?

  • Castillo de Perelada 5 Fincas Reserva 2012


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Barathym de la Garigue d'Aumelas 2014


    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington for £9.90.It ... ... of 70% grenache and 30% carignan. I started it last night with my supper of pork chops and I did enjoy it.There is plenty of a fresh blackcurant.blackberry and licorice style fruit there with soft but structured tannins and a hint of spice.I thought it a qual... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

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