1993 Ridge Vineyards Carignan Sommer Ranch
Alexander Valley, Sonoma, California
 
WB Rating: 83

 
Alcohol by volume: 13.8%
Price at time of purchase: $12.00 (Library wine)
 
Type: Carignane
Principal varietal(s): 100% Carignan

A curiosity wine from the depths of the cellar. Undoubtedly past its prime but its balance has kept it an interesting wine. Herbal/vegetal (but not unpleasantly so) with some subtle cherry fruit and a definite component of leather, somewhat like an Italian Sangiovese. The color was dark purple edging toward amber, and there was something of a sherry-like mouth feel. Probably the last bottle of this in the known universe. - HK 2000-10-03

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