Michael David Bechthold Vineyard Ancient Vine Cinsault 2011, Lodi. 13.5% alc. How "ancient"? These vines were planted in 1885; it's the oldest producing vineyard in Lodi. 100% cinsault. Dark cherry color; cloves and sandalwood, red and black cherries and currants, hints of fruitcake, pomander and loamy graphite, but clean, bright and appealing; lithe and supple texture, black and red fruit flavors with touches of dried fruit and flowers, lively acidity and moderately …
…10% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre, and 5% Cinsault. Totally de-stemmed, 25 day maceration in stainless steel, then 18 months aging in tank. No wood sees this and my o my is this wine startlingly fresh and pure. Just so complete and for $ 45 a sick deal. Besides the Henri Bonneau grey market offer this is the first true Fass Selections Chateaneuf and once you taste you will see why.
Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvedre, Carignan and Cinsault - the same wine as The Whole Dam Family, except sealed with a screwcap. And maybe a kiss. They sent the 2012 by mistake, then the 2013 came along, so I tasted them side by side. Sheer luxury. I liked the 2013 better: drier, more length, better balance.
A blend of Syrah, Merlot and Cinsault, with a relatively deep strawberry colour and attractive hedgerow aromas. The red-fruit notes on the palate are pleasingly poised between the structured and the fruity, between white wine elegance and red wine weight. But as with all the best rosés, this is far more than an amalgam of red and white; it has its own personality and is as equally well-suited to the pre-prandial terrace as to the table itself.
Shiraz, Grenache ( 23%), Mourvedre ( 22%), Carignan ( 13%) and Cinsault ( 3%) from different parts of the Barossa: Stonewell, Seppeltsfield, Tanunda, Bethany and Vine Vale. All the complexity you can eat. Stupid cork closure.
…oaked red from the South of France made from Syrah and Cinsaut. It's also important to give people the confidence to say, "I don't like it" - that if you dislike something, no one is going to report you to the wine nerd police. It is a cliché, but to say that taste in wine is subjective is so true.
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34%, 33% Cinsault, 10% , 7% , 5% , 5% , 3% , 3%
$ 17, 13%.
This is the third vintage of the that I've had the pleasure to try. Light and delicate with the most beautiful expression of wild strawberries imaginable. Firm but not tart acidity, sort of the difference between a lemon and an orange but tasting like neither. Gentle finish and amazing balance. The … 7
Cinsault has always been an integral, albeit relatively un-sung, colour on the Languedoc palette. It is encouraging that young winemakers are now affording it due respect, none more so than Yves Falmet, who farms the schistous soils of St Chinian with organic rigour and a real sense of purpose. His vines are 40 years old and this wine is matured in vat.
The 2013 has lovely hedgerow, blackberry and red cherry flavours, very supple tannins and delightful sweetness on the finish. A most …
…Châteauneuf I do, it's a blend with Grenache ( 85 percent) and Cinsault, Mourvedre and Syrah - the level of this classic cuvee is fantastic: fresh, great length and with aromas of violets, and garden rose. It's like a big pinot noir from Burgundy - lovely.
We use organic practices - why? Because I live in the middle of my vines and it is important for me not to degrade the nature around me. We only work the soil; we don't use chemical products. For me, it is …
…Volant is a blend of Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault and Carignane. It is an intriguing and complex blend with alluring aromatics and a pleasant melange of red fruits, spice and earthiness with restrained tannins and a lengthy finish. It compares well to a fine French Rhone, and you would be hard pressed to guess this was made in California. The 2008 Le Cigare Volant Reserve ($79) is similar, though it presents with more spice and depth. a sublime wine meant to be slowly savored …