Full Review

Corner 103

Corner 103
2016 Carignane, Redwood Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Carignane

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .47%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$40

Corner 103
2016 Carignane, Redwood Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Carignane

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .47%
Nearly opaque violet color. Aromas and flavors of blackberry preserves, violets, graphite, and nutmeg with an crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-length finish revealing accents of vanilla, black pepper, and licorice with fruit, chewy, well-integrated tannins and light oak flavor. A lush and fruit forward domestic Carignane; show it off at your next dinner party.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: blackberry preserves, violets, graphite, and nutmeg
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of vanilla, black pepper, and licorice
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lush and fruit forward domestic Carignane; show it off at your next dinner party.

The Producer

Corner 103

The Producer
103 W. Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-931-6141

Carignane

Wine Glass Zinfandel.jpg
Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
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.

A Carignano wine can be light and fruit with ripe blackberry flavors or it can be rich and spicy with a rustic, wild edge. Pair these wines with game, grilled foods and aged cheeses.