Carignane

Fiction Paso Robles Red Blend 2015

The Fiction Paso Robles Red Blend 2015 is a blend of 48% Zinfandel, 15% Syrah, 14% Mourvedre, 8% Graciano (a grape usually grown in Rioja, Spain), 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Touriga Nacional (maybe the best known grape from Portugal), and 3% Carignan (a grape best known from southern France and northern Spain) sourced from 8 carefully…

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Mercer Estate Sharp Sisters Horse Heaven Hills Red Blend 2015

The Mercer Estate Sharp Sisters Horse Heaven Hills Red Blend 2015 is an estate grown blend of 29% Cabernet Sauvignon (Eagle & Plow Vineyard), 27% Syrah (Spice Cabinet Vineyard), 18% Merlot (Dead Canyon Vineyard), 14% Petit Verdot (Milt’s Vineyard), 10% Grenache, and 2% Carignane (both from the Spice Cabinet Vineyard) in the Horse Heaven Hills AVA inside…

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Bonny Doon Contra 2011

The 2011 Bonny Doon Contra is a blend of 56% Carignane, 28% Mourvedre, 9% Grenache, 6% Syrah and 1% Zinfandel sourced mainly (85%) from two 100+ year old vineyards located in Contra Costa County (suburbs of San Francisco) along with grapes from Arroyo Seco, San Luis Obispo, Monterey County and Santa Maria inside California’s Central Coast….

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Babble Mendocino County Red 2011

The 2011 Babble Mendocino County Red is a $6.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive blend of ZInfandel, Petit Sirah, Syrah and Carignane (one of the main Red grapes of the Languedoc) produced for them by DnA Vineyards. DnA Vineyards is Dennis Patton and Andrea Silverstein, Dennis Patton has been making wine in and out of Mendocino County for…

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Big House Cardinal Zin 2011

The entire name is 2011 Big House Cardinal Zin Beastly Old Vines California Zinfandel. The grapes were sourced from multiple vineyards (with 100 year old vines) located in more than one California grape growing AVA. The Cardinal Zin brand had originally been part of Boony Doon wines and sold for around $20, since it was…

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Leese-Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

The 2010 Leese-Fitch Cabernet Sauvignon is 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Alicante Bouschet, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, 4% Syrah, 1% Carignane and 1% Petite Sirah. If you are asking yourself, why with all the different grapes used, is this wine called a Cabernet Sauvignon? In California, as long as 75% of the grapes are of…

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2010 Cameron Hughes Lot 313 California Field Blend

The Cameron Hughes Lot 313 California Field Blend is composed of 71% Zinfandel, 10% Petite Sirah, 10% Syrah and 9% Carignane, along with very small amounts of indigenous Italian grape varietals grown the Lodi AVA inside the Central Coast AVA in California. The label shows California as the origin of the grapes, which means the grapes…

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2010 Babble Red Wine

The 2010 Babble Red Wine is a $6.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive sourced from grapes grown in Mendocino County, California. The blend is 36% Petite Sirah, 26% Syrah, 17% Merlot, 10% Carignane, 10% Grenache and 1% Malbec. Babble is produced by DnA Vineyards (owner and winemaker is Dennis Patton), who is a custom winemaker, tell him…

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2010 La Croix de Bila-Haut

The 2010 La Croix de Bila-Haut is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignane sourced from vineyards in the Roussillon area of the Languedoc-Roussillon growing region. This is an IGT designated wine (the new term for Vin de Pays wines) which indicates that the wine does not conform to the rules of the Languedoc-Roussillon. The…

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2009 Dearly Beloved Forever Red

The Dearly Beloved Forever Red is a blend of Syrah, Zinfandel, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Sangiovese and Carignane sourced from vineyards in Mendocino County. A Trader Joe’s exclusive ($6.99), made by Mendocino Wine Group, who own a number of properties, most notably Parducci and Paul Dolan. There is not much information available, other than TJ’s little…

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