Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wine Quickie: Prie Vineyards Carignane 2016


This Carignane out of Lodi is made from fruit off of vines planted in 1900, and dude... it's awesome. It's rather "Zinny", for the lack of a better word, but lacking the things that I don't like about Zinfandel. Its overall character is spicy with candied/dried fruit but still silky and elegant, with descriptors of cranberries, strawberries, leather, and oak. The tannin is soft and dusty, while the acidity brings a nice uplift to the finish. This is a great food wine, especially with grilling season upon us. Outstanding!

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