About Carignane Red Wine

About Carignane Red Wine
Carignane is a red grape that is planted in the Languedoc-Roussillon in southern France as well as in California and Italy, where it is known as Carignano. In France it is bottled on its own or sometimes blended, as in a Rhone Valley red. In California, it is made as a varietal wine by a few producers, such as Ridge, while it is a serious red in the Sulkies district of Sardinia.

Top Picks for Carignane

Balduzzi 2015 Viejo Encachao Carignan
92 points
$25
Ruby color. Aromas of borscht, white beans, thyme, and cherry with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a graceful, appealing, medium-long roasted parsnip in vinaigrette, French silk pie, and toasted meringue finish with moderate oak flavor. An attractive and well-balanced Carignane in a highly pairable style.
Particular 2016 Particular Cariñena
89 points
$10.99
Best Buy
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of baked berries, ripe strawberry, pastry crusts, olives, allspice, and chocolate-caramel sauce with a satiny, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, carefree finish displaying impressions of hint of mint with no oak flavor. A rich and sultry red that offer delicious notes of chocolate-covered berries.
89 points $10.99 Best Buy
Frey 2016 Organic Carignane
87 points
$15
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Dusty violet color. Aromas and flavors of berry-studded scones, dark agave syrup, ripe plums, and pepper sauce with a tannic, vibrant, medium-full body and a seamless, captivating, medium finish with accents of dark chocolate, honey-lemon tea, and graphite with grippy, chewy, firm tannins and light oak flavor. A firm but fruity Carignane for steaks al fresco.
87 points $15 Best Buy