Category Archives: Carignan

Vall Llach Priorat 2006

$49.99 Spain PLCB Code# 32950 The 2006 Vall-Llach is 65% Carinena, 20% Merlot, and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 14 months in 100% new French oak. Opaque purple in color, the nose offers up pain grille, liquid mineral, scorched earth, … Continue reading

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Le Cirque Rouge 2010

 $13.99 Cotes Catalanes, Roussillon, France PLCB Code# 45756 The freshly-bottled 2010 Le Cirque red…50% Carignan, 25% Mourvedre, 25% Syrah…impeccably ripe but vivacious fruit (above all red raspberry and cassis) accompanied by enticingly salty minerality; pungent, resinous impingement of rosemary and … Continue reading

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Marc Kreydenweiss Les Perrieres Costieres de Nimes 2007

Marc Kreydenweiss Les Perrieres Costieres de Nimes 2007  $8.99 Costieres di Nimes, Southern Rhone, France Chairman’s Selection  PLCB Code# 32334 Quite ripe, with black licorice, raisin and plum cake notes, backed by a fruitcake-filled finish. Slightly firm toasty edge, too. … Continue reading

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L’Ostal Cazes Minervois Estibals 2005

$14.99 Minervois, Languedoc-Roussillon, France PLCB Code#19079 Concentrated cherry and raspberry flavors, along with lip-smacking spice notes, fill this snappy red.  Vanilla and cream flavors linger on the finish.  Drink now through 2011. –KM 88 points Wine Spectator June 30, 2008 … Continue reading

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Sella & Mosca Terre Rare Carignano del Sulcis Riserva 2005

$7.99Sulcis, Sardinia, ItalyPLCB Code # 32253 The 2005 Carignano del Sulcis Riserva Terrerare is a soft, easygoing red with excellent definition in its varietal aromas and flavors. Sweet herbs, flowers and tobacco linger on the finish. This is a pretty, … Continue reading

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Fuentes Gran Clos Priorat 2000

$27.99 Priorat, Spain PLCB Code#26495 This limited production cuvee from Priorato is a blend of 70% old vine Grenache and 30% Carignan. Lush, fat, and fleshy is the opaque purple-colored 2000 Gran Clos. Deep, pure, full-bodied, and impressive, it reveals … Continue reading

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