Prie Vineyards, Ancient Vine (1900) Block 4 Spenker Ranch Vineyards Carignane 2016, Lodi, California
Tasting Note: An easy-going carignane to serve slightly chilled for summer, red-wine porch sipping.
Medium-intensity ruby in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of black plum, raspberry preserve, kirsch, strawberry, black cherry with hints of sage and blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied carignane has a smooth, round texture with medium-intensity black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and soft, medium tannin.
There are some notes of midpalate complexity even as the wine is mostly straightforward.
A summer-friendly red.
Tasting Date: April 14, 2019
This wine was submitted for review.