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Carignan

France, Red blend, Michel Chapoutier, Cotes du Roussillon Villages, Bila-Haut, 2014

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Red blend of syrah, grenache and carignan. N/ Black cherry, plum skins, compote, multiple aromatic herbs like sage and rosemary, and tobacco leaf. The smell of a walk in wild country. Outstanding. T/ Medium mouthfeel. A large payload of black cherry, black berry, and savory notes all with a nicely balanced gentle sweetness. Her close […]

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USA, Red Blend (Zinfandel dominated), Cardinal Zin, Beastly Old Vines, Big House, Underdog Wine Merchants, Livermore, California, 2009

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Red Blend of: 80% Zinfandel, 10% Mourvedre, 8% Carignane, and 2% Petite Sirah N/ Less jammy than I was expecting. Stewed cherry and plum. Wet, slightly stale, black pepper. Sour cherry. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Slightly chalky blackberries and plums. Soft closer. Winemaker = Georgetta Dane http://www.bighousewines.com/ Price = $9.99 I’ve really enjoyed other Big House […]

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Chile, Red Blend, Valdivieso, Eclat, Maule Valley, 2005

Red Blend of: 56% Carignan, 24% Mourvedre, and 20% Syrah Note: suggest that you wait at least one hour before enjoying. N/ Dishwater, smoked cherries, blackberries, cedar. T/ Medium, warm, cherries. Tad fuzzy. Needs more acid and structure, but quite gulpable and easy drinking. Perhaps a good “introduction to Chilean wine” for a newbie. Price […]

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