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So far this effort has yielded vines with a strong tendency to overcrop, producing wines with good color but lacking any character more interesting than most other grapes grown in the extreme heat.
Several thousand acres of Carnelian were planted following this grape’s release in 1972. Very little new planting has been done since, and acreage has slowly dropped to today’s level of about 1,100 acres. Unless some new form of vineyard management comes to the rescue, Carnelian is likely to remain a mediocre contributor to California’s jug wine production.
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Carnelian on Snooth
A lovely surprise & regret: smooth (not simple, good nose, maturing ) but for ... ... dark ruby thinning to carnelian in reflection. Opened a year early, perhaps. Found this odd bottle for $8 at my local Von Read More
Dec 29, 2008
My favorite grape to make my home made wine. Great flavor, dry and full of aroma. Excellent choice!
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