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    2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition Regular Cuvees Already Showing Well

    This post first appeared in The Wine Cellar Insider The first wine of any tasting gets you going. To some, it gets the juices flowing like the smell of napalm in the morning. This is a good thing because unbeknownst to me, shortly, on a hot June day in Chateauneuf du Pape, I would be faced with tasting close to 200 Chateauneuf du Pape wines in a day.

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    Michel Chapoutier, Bila-Haut Rosé

    Home Wine Regions French Wine Michel Chapoutier, Bila-Haut Rosé by Tim Lemke - Sep 14, 2014 A couple weeks ago I published a review of Michel Chapoutier, Bila-Haut Cotes du Roussillon Villages, at wine that absolutely blew me away by how awesome it is. So I had to post a review of another wine from the Bila-Haut line, their rosé. This rosé comes from the Languedoc-Roussillon area in France.

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      Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé 2013

      CHEAP WINE FINDER - - 6 readers - Yes, another celebrity wine! Everyone from Lady Gaga and Fergie to Drew Barrymore and AC/DC has their own wine these days. Most wine drinkers are a little skeptical of wines that are produced with a celebrity’s name attached to them. And rightfully so when the association is just that – name only.

      Pere et Fils Cinsault Syrah Rose’ 2013

      CHEAP WINE FINDER - - 6 readers - http://www.cheapwinefinder.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Pere-_et_-Fils_rose.m4a The Pere et Fils Cinsault Syrah Rose 2013 (Pere et Fils translates to father and son) is a blend of 70% Cinsault and 30% Syrah grown in the estate vineyards in the hills of the Languedoc of Laurent Miquel, an 8th generation winemaker.

      Laurent Miquel Vendanges Nocturnes Cinsault Syrah 2013

      Golly's Wine Drops - - 5 readers - It’s still August, I can still drink pink wine with pride. I’ll drink pink wine in January, but I’ll be a bit discrete about it. Pink wine is my one weakness. There’s plenty of roses out there, and lots of them are good, just so long as you steer away from things called “blush” or wines that are advertised with a group of women giggling or laughing whilst eating salad.

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      Michel Chapoutier, Bila-Haut Rosé

      … the Pays d’Oc IGP, which is not just a region but a designation of wine produced by specific guidelines. A wine needs to be certified by the Bureau Véritas Quality France in order to be labeled as Pays d’Oc IGP. The standards for Pays d’Oc IGP are somewhat recent, thanks to a reform effort launched in 2009. Cinsault and grenache are the grapes used…

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      Europa Village’s Annual Grape Stomp Gala ~ Bon Vin, Tres Fun!

      … La Vie’s 2012 Chenin Blanc and the 2012 Artist Series Bon Vie, an estate blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Counoise. All corks were pulled out for the gala event ~ including the 2011 Estate Reserve Syrah! Europa Village has live entertainment every weekend with many special events and wine education classes held throughout the year. Grand plans…

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      Wines from La Vrille et Le Papillon, La Folie Lucé, and Jean-Louis Tribouley

      … a nervy tartness. There were tight, ripe flavors then some ripe tannins on the gums, followed but a tart, citrus pith aftertaste. **(*) 2015-2020. 2010 Jean-Louis Tribouley, Orchis Vieilles Vignes, VdP des Cotes Catalanes – $30 Imported by Weygandt-Metzler. This wine is a blend of Grenache, Carignan, and Cinsault. Alcohol 14.5%. The attractive nose bore…

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      Betz Family Winery looks to raise the bar

      … (Excellent/Exceptional) Dark in color. Pops aromatically with plum, white pepper, garrigue, a light meatiness, and dark raspberries on a profile that at first blush you might almost mistake for a wine from Châteauneuf-du-Pape. It’s a rich, mouthful of a wine with great depth of fruit flavors and a textured feel. 50% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 15% Mourvèdre…

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      2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition Regular Cuvees Already Showing Well

      … raspberry finish. From a blend of 65% Grenache, 16% Mourvedre, 13% Syrah, 5% Cinsault and 1% other varietals, the wine reached 15% alcohol. 92 Pts 2012 DOMAINE BARVILLE BROTTE – Soft and sweet, there is a spicy quality to the lush black raspberry filled wine that keeps you focused. 90 Pts 2012 Bastide Saint Dominique – Soft, elegant and approachable…

      9 readers - By The Wine Cellar Insider

      Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé 2013

      … Perrin), came in at #84 on Wine Spectator’s annual list of top 100 wines in the world – the only rosé to appear on the list at all – EVER! It’s a blend of Rolle (also known as Vermentino) along with the more common French Rose” grapes Cinsault, Grenache, and Syrah. It’s a beautiful pale orange to pink copper color. The nose is floral, mineral…

      6 readers - By CHEAP WINE FINDER

      Laurent Miquel Vendanges Nocturnes Cinsault Syrah 2013

      … or laughing whilst eating salad. France and Spain tend to do well in the making of pink wines, it’s one of those areas where Europe excels and the new world has rather missed the point. This Laurent Miquel Vendanges Nocturnes Cinsault Syrah from Waitrose was a beautiful salmon pink colour. It sat at that Goldilocks point of being pink enough to give…

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      Pere et Fils Cinsault Syrah Rose’ 2013

      …http://www.cheapwinefinder.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Pere-_et_-Fils_rose.m4a The Pere et Fils Cinsault Syrah Rose 2013 (Pere et Fils translates to father and son) is a blend of 70% Cinsault and 30% Syrah grown in the estate vineyards in the hills of the Languedoc of Laurent Miquel, an 8th generation winemaker. Cinsault is a grape…

      6 readers - By CHEAP WINE FINDER

      Two Provence Rosés from Château d’Esclans

      …The final two of the quartet of rosés from Château d’Esclans in Provence (the first is labelled ‘Caves d’Esclans’ as there’s some bought-in grapes in the blend). For reviews of the estate’s top two wines, click Here and Here. Caves d’Esclans ‘Whispering Angel’ Côtes de Provence Rosé 2013, France (~£16 Berkmann Wine Cellars, Bibendum, Bordeaux…

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      Château des Sarrins Côtes de Provence Rosé 2013, France

      …Not sure if this wine was as happy as it should be… Château des Sarrins Côtes de Provence Rosé 2013, France (£15.99 Bibendum, TheDrinkShop.com) Gave this plenty of time to settle before tasting, but on opening, it feels disjointed, with a slightly stinky sulphury overtone that’s still there two hours later. The wine behind…

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      France, Rosé, Bila-Haut, Michel Chapoutier, Pays d’Oc, 2013

      … Red blend of cinsault and grenache. C/ Beautiful salmon and amber / pink. N/ Delightful rosé signatures of strawberries, raspberries, and sun bleached rocks, but also with hints of peach and melon. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. A nice lively acid introduction complete with the requisite raspberry and jolly rancher flavors but she is more complex […] The post France, Rosé, Bila-Haut, Michel Chapoutier, Pays d’Oc, 2013 appeared first on BrainWines.com. …

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      Etoile de Mer Luberon Rosé 2013, Rhône, France

      …The bottle shape is apparently called Sophia – anyone know anyone of that name with this shape? Etoile de Mer Luberon Rosé 2013, Rhône, France (£11.99 Majestic) Lots of fruit here – strawberry, raspberry and cherry, with crisper Victoria plum and rhubarb to add some freshness. Starts big and fleshy, then a more subtle side…

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      Domaine de Bila-Haut: Roussillon Wines from Michel Chapoutier

      … are planted with the varieties you would expect in a warmer climate: Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan, Syrah and Mourvèdre. White varieties include Marsanne, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris and Rolle. A large portion of mid-level French wine (classified IGP) is produced in the Languedoc-Roussillon region. This very large region stretches from…

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