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Cline Ancient Vines Carignane 2017

Carignan is the workhorse red wine grape of southern and southwestern France. Easy to grow, well suited to hot, dry climatic conditions, and a prolific producer of fruit, Carignan is the backbone of most of the house wines available by the carafe in bistros and cafés all over the region. And, if you replanted your vineyards every 40-50 years that would be the end of the story. Basic, forgettable wines at reasonable prices as background to your thoroughly enjoyable tour through the Languedoc. But then, after they have been growing for 50-60 years the Carignan vines go through an almost overnight transformation. Yields drop substantially, and suddenly the remaining fruit takes on an intensity, depth, and richness that can be positively world class. Now you find smoke, tobacco, clove spices, and caramelized bacon in the resulting wines, and who doesn’t love wine that smells like bacon?!

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Cash Wise Liquor - Baxter
Baxter
218-829-9286

Top Ten Liquors - Blaine
Blaine
763-754-3231

Cheers - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-941-0998

Red Lion Liquor
Burnsville
952-890-4000

Lunds & Byerlys - Burnsville
Burnsville
952-892-5600

Cash Wise Liquor - Duluth
Duluth
218-722-4507

Lunds & Byerlys - Eagan
Eagan
651-686-9669

Mgm - Eagan
Eagan
651-454-3346

Eden Prairie #2
Eden Prairie
952-914-0032

Edina # 2 - York
Edina
952-903-5730

Edina # 1 - 50th
Edina
612-903-5720

Edina # 3 - Vernon
Edina
952-903-5740

Fridley #3 - 57th Ave
Fridley
763-571-1994

On The Rocks Wine & Spirits
Hugo
651-787-9480

Chet's Liquor Drive-in
Lilydale
651-454-3227

Lowry Hill Liquors
Minneapolis
612-871-2500

Surdyk's
Minneapolis
612-379-3232

Hennepin-lake Liquors
Minneapolis
612-825-4411

Skol Liquor
Minneapolis
612-729-2333

Sentyrz Liquor
Minneapolis
612-781-3484

Lake Wine & Cheese
Minneapolis
612-242-0073

Glen Lake Wine & Spirits
Minnetonka
952-935-7375

Harbor Wine & Spirits
Mound
952-472-0648

Northfield Liquors
Northfield
507-645-5153

Andy's - Marketplace
Rochester
507-535-7500

Top Ten Liquors - Slp
Saint Louis Park
952-920-0750

Lunds & Byerlys - St Louis Park
Saint Louis Park
952-929-2100

Knollwood Liquors
Saint Louis Park
952-938-2783

Morelli's Discount Liquor
Saint Paul
651-774-5961

Sharrett's
Saint Paul
651-645-8629

First Grand Liquors
Saint Paul
651-227-7039

Yarmo Liquor
Saint Paul
651-698-0707

Haskell's - St Paul
Saint Paul
651-698-8844

Cash Wise Liquor - Willmar
Willmar
320-235-8797

Top Ten Liquors - Woodbury
Woodbury
651-501-1199

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