Los Pilares wine news. Important tasting from tank at the winery. We now know the results of our efforts. The Grenache-Carignan is very good, the natural result of old-fashioned, hands-off winemaking. The characteristics of each variety stand out. This is something one loses with too much ripeness or extraction. The Grenache gives bright, red berry flavors in the front of the palate. The Carignan delivers some pepper and brooding dark fruit at the back of the palate. Decent acidity. Young, untamed tannins. Begs for food of ANY kind, from grilled fish to boeuf bourguignon.