First is the Frisk Prickly Grenache 2011, from Lodi's Woodbridge District — in the Central Valley east of San Francisco Bay — a charming, refreshing wine that features low alcohol, a touch of sweetness and a hint of gently sparkling petillence (not petulance, never that). The Frisk wines, imported by Old Bridge in Napa, were previously made in an area of Australia's Victoria region called Alpine Valley. What to call this color? Topaz? Copper? Coral? Embarrassed …
…Tablas Rosé 2012, Paso Robles. 14% alc. 1,250 cases. 75% grenache, 20% mourvèdre, 5% counoise. Very pale onion skin color; sleek, suave, lively, a bristly-limestone-flecked background; dried red currants and raspberries, with a flush of ripe strawberry; hint of cloves and (intriguingly) tobacco leaf; flint-like minerality builds through the finish. Eminently delightful. Very Good+. About $ 20.
Coming from the cold, wet 2011 vintage, Torbreck will only be releasing five red wines - Struie, Woodcutters, Descendant, Steading and this Juveniles. 60% grenache, 20% shiraz, 20% mourvedre - unwooded, stainless ferment, sourced from vineyards across the Valley.
Trinchero Family Estates yesterday announced that together with Angove Family Winemakers, they have launched the first vintage of Dr. Angove, a 2012 Red Blend from South Australia with a suggested retail price of $ 12.99. Consisting of 50% Shiraz, 30% Grenache, and 20% Petit Verdot, the red blend, "The Recipe" is a modern take on Dr. Angove's original red wines.
This wine is principallyblended with Grenache, and . This wine was sealed with a screwcap.
This wine was imported by Theisvine AB.
, strawberry, herbs, lemon, lime, oranges
Dry, redcurrants, grapefruit, herbs, minerals, oranges
Price : 117 SEK
Systembolaget Number : 95453
Mark : C
Website : Domaine de Triennes
from various locales around the Central Coast AVA
I love the freshness of this wine. It's got lifted aromatics calling to mind exotic spices and red fruit, and a brightness and life on the palate that makes it highly quaffable. (I know "quaffable" can sometimes be a backhanded compliment, but I mean it in an exclusively positive way, as in I'd happily drink this all night.) A style of wine I wish was more …
…the southern Rhone Valley in its blend of 33 percent grenache ( blanc), 26 percent roussanne, 20 percent picpoul blanc, 12 percent marsanne and 9 percent viognier. The grapes ferment and the wine ages four months in neutral French oak barrels, that is, barrels that have been used to age wine several times so their influence will be minimal. The wine did not go through malolactic fermentation. The result is a white wine that displays a beautiful medium gold color and an appealing …
…45% Cinsault, 20% Syrah, 35% Grenache. The vines are planted on clay/calcerous soil. The average age of the vines is 15 years. The grapes were gently destemmed, cooled, and pressed. 8% of the Syrah went straight into for primary and malolactic fermentation. The Cinsault, Grenache, and remaining Syrah were fermented in stainless steel tanks and blocked from malolactic fermentation. were aged separately for three months and blended prior to bottling. This wine was sealed with …
…Rouge and was equally floored by it. The Rouge is even a wilder blend. It is primarily Grenache and Mourvedre but there is also Cinsault, Syrah, Carignan, Cabernet Sauvignon, Castet, Manosquin, Théoulier, Tibouren, Picpoul Noir and Muscat de Hambourg. Like a roll call of Southern French grapes there. Shocked there is no Lladoner Pelut. Today I am very very excited to be able to offer one of the great wines of the word, Chateau Simone, both the blanc and rouge …