There is a phenomenon, not at all metaphysical, in journalism known as a "printer's gremlin" in which words or whole paragraphs jump space, are omitted or are otherwise screwed up. One of those gremlins snuck into my wine review today and the wrong tasting note was printed for the 2006 Old Vine Carignan or Carmel. The correct tasting note follows.
Carmel, Carignan, Old Vines, Regional, Zichron Ya’akov, 2006: A super-dark garnet blend of 85% Carignan and 15% Petit Verdot, the Carignan from 35–40-year-old, very low-yield wines with no irrigation. A blockbuster on first attack, but the firm tannins and generous wood settling down nicely to reveal a rich array of plum, red cherry, raspberry and currant fruits all supported nicely by hints of cocoa and spices. Look as well for a generous mocha-rich finish. Drink now–2011. Score 90. K