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Ridge - Buchignan Ranch - 2005 Carignane

From Ridge wine club, about $25 - 8 (1-10)

Don't pull on superman's cape and don't get any of this in your eye!

14.6% alcohol but again Ridge is able to hold up the heat with flavor. We definitely drank this in its youth but it was still a stand out Carignane.

You don't find this long-legged varietal bottled on its own 'too-too' often but Ridge did her justice with it here. Plenty of pizazz, sharp acidity balanced with oak and earth; not for the weekend winos!

It is an eight because I can go cheaper than $25 (not much though) and still make my toes curl. Nonetheless this grape is bananas. (Did I really say that?)



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