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Ridge 2007 Buchignani Ranch Carignane

Jumpin' Jeronimo! This is a lip-smacking red that makes my mouth
bubble. I can't say enough good things about Ridge. Either they make
the most kick ass wine around or they fit my palate like a key.

It is nearly impossible to find Carignane bottled all by itself and
I'm not sure why. Of course it doesn't have the consumer awareness of
other varietals but if the majority of them tasted like this one, it
would catch on fast.

Since Somoma had such unusually low yields in 2007 this rings in at
14.4% percent. It was aged for 12 months in American oak and is just
coming of age right now.

I only wish I had a case.


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