89 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2009
($24) Bright ruby. Fresh strawberry and raspberry aromas are complemented by subtle floral and brown spice qualities. Nervy and finely etched, offering sweet red berry flavors, good spicy cut and no obvious tannins. Very easy to drink, with good tangy lift and bitter cherry skin persistence. This excellent value is always quick to sell out at the estate.
I have opened this wine at the same time as several other reds, and everyone goes back to this one as it is unique and complex- very distinct wine.
Like red silk
I just really liked the wine. Very drinkable.
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Purple and young
OK pizza wine
2007 Porter Creek Carignane
The wine is extremely primary at this point, with smooth tannins and good acidity. The flavors, even after 2-3 hours aeration, are still rather dull, though, and I am afraid that this is just young Carignane. It should develop more complexity but I am concerned that it will not get much more interesting with time. I hope I am wrong. I generally like the variety.
And ok table wine but not up to excellent stds. Weak on nose..........unrefined in the middle...with a good finish.
It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...
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The Carignan grape suffers from the curse of high yields. Until recently the most widely planted red-wine grape in France, Carignan comes from vines that can produce as much as 11 tons of fruit per acre. These high yields mean that there's plenty of wine to go around; often more than the market can handle. This lack of interest is exacerbated by the...
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