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

Their Portfolio

88 Corner 103 2012 Syrah, Sonoma Valley 14.1% (USA) $50.00.
84 Corner 103 2014 Grenache, Russian River Valley 15.1% (USA) $40.00.
95 Corner 103 2016 Grenache Blanc, Alexander Valley 14.2% (USA) $30.00.
85 Corner 103 2015 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
88 Corner 103 2014 Grenache, Russian River Valley 15.1% (USA) $40.00.
91 Corner 103 2014 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
89 Corner 103 2016 Carignane, Redwood Valley 14.5% (USA) $40.00.
90 Corner 103 2017 Rose, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 13.5% (USA) $25.00.
92 Corner 103 2016 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 14.6% (USA) $50.00.
88 Corner 103 2016 Viognier, Sonoma Valley 13.1% (USA) $25.00.
92 Corner 103 2014 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
87 Corner 103 2015 Vernaccia, Carneros 13.5% (USA) $35.00.
88 Corner 103 2016 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 13.5% (USA) $40.00.
93 Corner 103 2015 Malbec, Sonoma Valley 14.1% (USA) $50.00.
94 Corner 103 2016 Syrah, Sonoma Mountain 15.5% (USA) $50.00.
81 Corner 103 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Valley 14.8% (USA) $30.00.
86 Corner 103 2018 Rosé, Pinot Noir, North Coast 13.5% (USA) $25.00.
87 Corner 103 2017 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 13.5% (USA) $50.00.
87 Corner 103 2017 Zinfandel, Sonoma Mountain 15.8% (USA) $50.00.
91 Corner 103 2016 Vino Rosso, North Coast 13.9% (USA) $45.00.
89 Corner 103 2018 Pinot Noir, Carneros, Sonoma 14.7% (USA) $50.00.
91 Corner 103 2017 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 13.2% (USA) $40.00.
85 Corner 103 2018 Chardonnay, Carneros, Sonoma 13.8% (USA) $40.00.
88 Corner 103 2018 Marsanne Roussane, Sonoma Coast 13.8% (USA) $30.00.
83 Corner 103 2017 Corner Cuvée Red Blend, Sonoma County 14.6% (USA) $50.00.

Carignane

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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.