Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

New On the Shelf

2016 Lioco Carignan Sativa
November 7, 2018


Eric Asimov wrote of the pleasures one can get from carignan-based wines in last Wednesday's New York Times and recommended this wine. Intrigued, we asked of it to try. From very old vines in cool climate Mendocino, it has the tangy 2016 Lioco Carignan Sativa

spice of Carignan allied to a cool, rounded cherry-berry fruit. It is a delight, not too tart, not too fruity, also a recommendation for Thanksgiving.

Incidentally despite its name, no cannabis was harmed in the production of this wine.


2016 Lioco Carignan Sativa; Color: medium dark, ; Aroma: heady sweet very pretty, lifted, light sweet bright red cherry; Mouth: smooth clean bright acidity, firm, juicy , very forward, clean, nicely tart, rather pretty; Very Good Plus 33; Mixed Case, 29.7; Case, 28.05


Order by phone at 617.367.8605, or reserve here: order@federalwine.com


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