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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  • L'Envol de Familongue Red 2006


    nose: fresh, intensive but delicate. Cherries ( this bit syntetic kind of cherry aroma) and fruits of the forest. spicy touch on the edge.mouth: medium-bodied, suits the nose ( cherry). Nice acidity, well balanced, good pairing with dishes. Finish is long and bit peppery - even though I most often dislike spicy wines ( cheap wines tend to have t... Read More

    Wine review by lucto

  • Cameron Hughes Priorat Lot 49 2004


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    Wine review by Iain

  • Intelligent Design Cuvée 2007


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    Wine review by WesleyAshley

  • Torres Sangre de Toro 2011


    Nice fruity nose, light peppery/spicy palate, smooth finish. It actually paired well with pigs-in-a-blanket. Read More

    Wine review by noshooz

  • Cellers Can Blau Montsant 2007


    very solid red at a reasonable price point. excellent for larger parties and other events where value counts. Read More

    Wine review by tofubomb

  • Terre Brune Carignano 3 2003


    Deep nose of plum and spices with hints of caramel, on the palate smokey with strong tannins ans a cabernet-like aroma. Still young, an unpolished diamond! Read More

    Wine review by FineLiquids de

  • Frey Natural Red Table Wine NV


    Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • Saint Jean de Barroux l'Oligocene 2005


    Needed 1.5 hours decant time (40 min decanter, then back into the bottle for an hour). Paired very well with a Herbs-de-Provence chicken pasta (basil, onion, garlic, thyme, olive oil) and not bad with special Indian dishes (Madras lentils featuring ginger). Wine has strong nose similar in aroma to a port or amaretto and in the mouth spices of ... Read More

    Wine review by dynowine

  • Saint Jean de Barroux l'Oligocene 2005


    This wine might pair quite well with savory, subtle, and spicy Indian cooking e.g. other than bold curries. Wine has strong nose similar in aroma to a port or amaretto and in the mouth spices of cumin, anise, and a bit of cinnamon that seem to surf forward on smooth, drying tannins and dry smooth fruit. One person remarked the wine had a ginger... Read More

    Wine review by dynowine

  • Domaine Pouderoux Grenache Blend Maury Latour de Gres 2005


    Nose Sweet, spicy (rather scrubland). Pleasant, well rounded by the barrel.In the mouth, sliding very well. The freshness and fruit almost blackcurrant. Silky.Can still keep several years.Already good to go, no astringency of tannins or aggressive. From body to announce an interesting aging. Read More

    Wine review by cyril

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