Cinsault

  • Tasting Dry Creek Valley Red Blends

    … are interested in the Rhone varietals grown throughout the Valley. Syrah, cinsault, grenache, and mourvedre dominate the Rhone grapes, supported by carignan, petit sirah, marsanne, roussanne, and viognier. Luckily, with over 50 wineries throughout the AVA, finding great wine is very easy. The three producers represented here all have rich histories…

    Beau's Barrel Roomin Syrah- 5 readers -
  • Some nice wines from Sivervis, Swartland, South Africa

    …, at R250. Smiley Chenin Blanc NV Swartland, South Africa 12.6% alcohol. 30% 2012 wine made in a concrete egg, 70% 2013 tank fermented. Sweet, rounded and full with fresh ripe apples and nice citrus bite, as well as some pear and peach richness. Lively and ripe with nice complexity. 91/100 Silvervis Chenin Blanc 2012 Swartland, South Africa 12.9…

    jamie goode's wine blog- 4 readers -
  • That Old, Old, Old, Old, Old Place In Lodi (A Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault Tasting)

    … Remember when we talked about that old Cinsault vineyard in Lodi? I mean, that REALLY OLD Cinsault vineyard in Lodi? The tiny, flat, rectangular Bechthold vineyard – all 25 acres of it, or just about 0.0025% of Lodi’s overall plantings – is an organic, own-rooted, sandy-soil patch of Cinsault in the Mokelumne River area, near the town of Lodi…

    1 Wine Dudein Syrah- 8 readers -
  • A Taste of Domaine Saint Jean du Barroux

    … Jean du Barroux l’Argile 2010 Review Domaine Saint Jean du Barroux l’ Argile 2010 The 2010 L’Argile is a blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Carignan and 5% Cinsault, fermented in concrete vats. The French word, Argile, I believe translates to Argillite, is a sedimentary rock composed largely of clay minerals, that absorbs water. So to me…

    Karl Mywinepal/ MyWinePalin Syrah- 3 readers -
  • Oh Lord, Stuck in Lodi, Again: Cinsault’s Long Road

    … the genetic cross (along with Pinot Noir) behind Pinotage (which I adore) and it came to California in the 1860s. It typically holds flavors of plum, strawberry, raspberry and spice; it’s bright with full round body and soft tannins. Lodi and farming go back to the mid-1800s The Bechthold Vineyard yields just 77 tons, about three tons per acre…

    Michael Cervin/ Boozehoundzin Pinot Noir- 8 readers -
  • Quick Sip: Turley Wine Cellars 2013 Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault

    … Hello Friends, Today’s Quick Sip is Turley Wine Cellars’ 2013 Bechthold Vineyard Cinsault. I had an opportunity to taste this wine, along with three others I will be reviewing, for a virtual event put on by the good folks at Lodi Wine and Charles Communications. The event highlighted Lodi’s historic Bechthold Vineyard; possibly the oldest…

    Dezel Quillen/ My Vine Spot- 4 readers -
  • Touring Lodi's Bechthold Vineyard with Microsoft Sway

    … As part of the Microsoft Office Insiders group, I get the opportunity to test out some new technology. Microsoft is getting ready to release a new Office application called Sway. Disclaimer: I'm receiving no compensation for this test and what you're seeing here is a preview of the technology. It's not completely ready, but I'm excited about…

    Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviews- 8 readers -
  • le rubis 75002 bistrot cafe leopold bellan

    … blend of Grenache and Cinsault that in 2013 showed less pithy oxygen-influence than I'd percieved in previous vintages, making it a fine addition to the perennially under-attended genre of turbid natural rosés. And as our staff party wound down Marie produced a bottle of Antoine Arena's Bianco Gentile for us all to share, delighting us almost as much…

    Aaron Ayscough/ not drinking poison in paris- 6 readers -
  • Lodi Wine: Bechthold Vineyard Cinsaults

    … Do you know what a fun project would be? Drinking a different wine from Lodi every day, for a year. The quality and variety of wines from this area in California is simply mind-blowing. A man can dream, right? Recently, I got to add to my Lodi experience by tasting samples of Cinsault wines from the famed Bechthold Vineyard, sipping…

    Kovas Palubinskas/ 50 States of Wine- 2 readers -
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