Roshambo Carignane Alexander Valley the Rat 2006
The best carignane comes from the ugliest, most gnarled vines you can find and rest assured that the twisted beasts that produce our fruit could star in a horror flick. If you were to wander onto the Angeli vineyard - with its dead-looking soil - you'd probably think of Hitchcock before you thought of Hostess cupcakes, but once you try our Carignane you'll be dreaming of cherry fruit filling. The Rat is a real stunner. Whether you like toasty turnovers or cheesecakes, it won't disappoint. It's proof that you can't judge a book by its cover, or a wine by its vine.
Blueberries. A fourth-of-july explosion of blueberries is what this wine tastes like to me. And I love it. I first tried the varietal at UNTI a couple of years ago, and I immediately responded to it. I've been exploring it ever since and the Bo makes a great one.
Big Carignane fan but ended up not pulling the trigger. If I see it locally and it's reasonable I will try it. Thanks for the tip.
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