Carignan (also known as Mazuelo, Bovale Grande, Cariñena, Samsó, and Carignane) is a red Spanish/French wine grape variety that is widely planted throughout the western Mediterranean and across the globe. Along with Aramon, it was once considered one of the main grapes responsible for France's wine lake and was a substantial producer in jug wine production in California's Central Valley.Ampelographers believe that the grape likely originated in Cariñena, Aragon and was later transplanted to Sardinia, elsewhere in Italy, France, Algeria, and much of the New World. The varietal was historically a component of Rioja's red wine blend.
Posts about Carignane
    • Update on saving a historic California vineyard: the news is good

      If you already know what I’m talking about, the good news is that the California DWR plans to preserve the Jose vineyard when it renovates the surrounding marshland. If that didn’t make sense to you, keep reading. This past March, a small hullaballoo arose in response to a California Department of Water Resources plan to reconstruct a tidal marsh in Eastern Contra Costa Coun ...

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    • 6 Budget Friendly Wines for Thanksgiving

      Thanksgiving is less than a week away! That means we all need some wine to serve our guests or ourselves, preferably both. Spending top dollar to get good wines is fairly simple. Finding value driven offerings that get the job done is a bit more challenging. Here are some delicious selections that will work well for your Thanksgiving meal. With one exception they all clock in under $25.

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    • Cliffs Wine Picks – Nov 3, 2014 to Nov 9, 2014

      2007 Ridge Geyserville 2011 Lange Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2010 Margarethenhof Ayler Kupp Riesling Spätlese 2011 Loring Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2008 Big Basin Vineyards Odeon 2007 Novy Family Wines Syrah Garys’ Vineyard 2009 Turley Zinfandel Tofanelli Vineyard Due to a fast approaching move from Wisconsin to South Carolina, some of the wines have minimal information other t.

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  • The Other Bordeaux Variety for Thanksgiving

    … to know how it would do on a holiday table. The grapes for this wine were grown in Apalta, Colchagua Valley. The wine was a blend of mostly Carmenére with a jus splash of Carignane and Tempranillo. The 14.3% alcohol wine was a dark purple to black color with a ruby rim. The aroma reminded me of earthiness, dark berry fruits and spices…

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  • Wines of the Week: November 15, 2014

    … it, and buy more for now. 2008 Ridge California Mazzoni Home Ranch Sonoma County 14.5% abv | $27 This is a field blend of zinfandel, carignane, and petite sirah, planted 100 years ago in rocky soils in a vineyard just north of Geyserville; the plot is currently dry-farmed. The wine has a lustrous ruby color and the woodsy scent of crushed pine…

    Meg Houston Maker/ Maker's Tablein Pinot Noir Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Monster Chiller Thriller Wine V – Episode #313

    Author: Mark Fusco (1337 Wine)+ • 10/27/2014 San Antonio, TX Bwahahahaha. Happy Halloween everyone! In this special episode of 1337 Wine TV, Mark pulls out all the stops and reviews 3 Halloween-themed wines. First is a wine everyone has probably seen on the store shelves, the 2012 Mosselland Riesling Cat Bottle – Black. Second is the 2013 Besieged Red Wine from Ravenswood.

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  • 2008 Ridge Lytton Springs – Bottle Notes

    Ridge Vineyards was founded in 1959 when three Stanford Research Institute engineers bought an abandoned winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The vineyards had been planted in the late 19th century by a San Francisco physician who produced his first vintage in the original winery, called Monte Bello, in 1892. The first Ridge vintage was in 1962.

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  • Halloween party wines

    … is an intriguing blend: Petite Sirah, Carignane, Zinfandel, Syrah, Barbera, Alicante Bouschet and Mourvèdre. The percentages are not revealed and it would have been a challenge keeping track during the blending. Besieged 2013 is a delicious wine. Dark in colour and full-bodied, it begins with aromas of plum and blackberry. On the palate, the fruit flavours…

    John Schreiner/ John Schreiner on winein Syrah- 3 readers -
  • Ravenswood Besieged by Nature this Halloween

    …, Carignane, Zinfandel, Syrah, Barbera, Alicante Bouschet, and Mourvedre with precision and care. Would the grapes from these old vines produce a bewitching blend? With time and age, Joel thought we shall know. Joel Peterson, better known for his full-bodied Ravenswood Zinfandel wines, has decided to try his fortune at making a blend from old vine…

    Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePalin Syrah- 1 readers -
  • Spotlight Winery: Cesar Toxqui Cellars

    … meat BBQ grill trip, wild boar sausage, and chicken. Be sure to enjoy the chocolate ganache and Paloma Dulce Port for dessert. Hopland Passport tickets can be purchased during this weekend at any of the 14 participating wineries for $55; for more information, visit ; and for more information about Cesar Toxqui Cellars, call the tasting room at (707) 744-1071, Thursday through Sunday between 11:00 and 5:30, winter hours. …

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  • 2009 Kramer Vineyards Carmine Big Red Oregon

    … I first tasted a bottle back in mid 2013 and wanted to revisit the wine after allowing it to age over the past year. What I found after popping the cork was just amazing. Now for those of you who have heard little of the varietal, carmine is a hybrid of cabernet sauvignon, carignane and merlot. Ripe fruit with intense juicy character is what…

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  • Jim Olsen Fair Angel 2012

    …. On the Quini scale, I gave it a 67/100. On my scale, that’s just high enough to earn an Here’s the Quini profile: And Other Bloggers’ Thoughts: The Wit is Out Both the aroma and flavor was dominated by black cherry – a real strong black cherry. It was difficult for me to pick out anything else but the black cherry. However, given enough time…

    Rebecca Gomez Farrell/ Rebecca Gomez Farrellin Pinot Noir Syrah- 2 readers -
  • Saved Red Wine 2012 - Full Throttle

    …A quick break from our Breaking Into The Box series to bring you this special deal... Better strap yourself in for this one. A blend of 31% Zinfandel, 23% Carignane, 12% Petite Sirah, 11% Malbec, 10% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 2% Mixed Blacks, 1% Ruby Cabernet and 1% Syrah from a who's who list of regions in California: 28% Monterey, 18% Dry Creek…

    Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snobin Syrah Merlot Malbec- 4 readers -
  • Pick My Next Bottle – 2009 Old Vine Zinfandel

    …, inviting red. The Lytton Springs is fairly structured, and can definitely benefit from another year or two (perhaps more) in bottle. The blend is 74% Zinfandel, 21% Petite Sirah and 5% Carignane. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2029. 95 points from the Wine Advocate. 2009 Turley Pesenti Vineyard Zinfandel – The broad, structured, mineral-dominated…

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