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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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    2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale Wines Offer Nice Surprises

    This post first appeared in The Wine Cellar Insider The 2014 Chateauneuf du Pape harvest is in full bloom. Growers are picking all over the Southern Rhone Valley. The conditions for picking have been good so far. It’s been sunny and warm until recently in Chateauneuf du Pape. Some rain is falling and temperatures are going to drop a bit over the next few days.

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      Betz Family Winery Fall 2014 Release Party

      Zinfandel Chronicles - - 5 readers - Betz Family Winery Fall 2014 Release Party by Tom Lee on September 17, 2014 Betz Family Winery was founded in 1997 by Bob & Cathy Betz. Critical acclaim from local and national wine publications has put Betz Family Winery at the forefront of Washington wines alongside Cayuse, Leonetti and Quilceda Creek.

      Thank you, #GrenacheDay

      Talk-A-Vino - - 5 readers - September 19th was yet another “wine holiday” – the Grenache Day. Grenache, which is known in Spain as Garnacha, needs no introduction for the oenophiles. One of the most planted red grapes in the world. A star of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Priorat, California, Australia and many other countries and regions.

      2012 Booker Oublie

      Wells On Wine - - 4 readers - Among the lighter of Eric Jensen's Paso Robles Rhones, this one is 46% Mourvedre, 36% Grenache and 20% Counoise... its almost refreshing in a Paso context, weighing in at 14% ABV and possessing an appealingly ethereal quality despite the dark fruit core.. ...

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

      Uncorked Wine Travels! - - 4 readers - There’s a little slice of Europe in the Temecula Wine Country ~ Europa Village is an Old World Euro-themed winery that offers wines handcrafted from French, Spanish and Italian grape varietals. Love the French wines of the Rhone Valley? Non probleme ~ the C’est la Vie Chateau Wines will soothe your soul. Feeling a little sassy? Si, Si ~ try the Bolero Cellars for a Spanish flare.

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      2012 Booker Oublie

      …, rootbeer and anise are delivered in an elegant, food friendly context and also works solo... nicely done although perhaps not the knockout that the big numbers and words in the press might indicate... looking forward to trying some of the fuller reds and the whites in the portfolio, all of which sound delightful Taste 7 Nose 7 Value 7 65.00…

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      Thank you, #GrenacheDay

      …September 19th was yet another “wine holiday” – the Grenache Day. Grenache, which is known in Spain as Garnacha, needs no introduction for the oenophiles. One of the most planted red grapes in the world. A star of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Priorat, California, Australia and many other countries and regions. A grape with the middle name “rich…

      5 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Speciale Wines Offer Nice Surprises

      … during a visit to the region. 2012 3 Celliers Eternelle – A hint of wood, kirsch and spice are coupled with silky textures and the essence of fresh, sweet cherries. The wine was produced from 100% old vine Grenache. 92 Pts 2012 3 Celliers Cuvee Privilege – Produced from a blend of 54% Syrah, 29% Grenache, 11% Counoise, 4% Mourvedre and 2% Vaccarese…

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      Betz Family Winery Fall 2014 Release Party

      …. Here are my initial impressions on the new releases: 2012 Betz Family Bésoleil - 50% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 12% Counoise, 15% Mouvedre and 15% Syrah. Great floral and garrigue aromas with strawberries and kirsch on the palate. Young, primary, tight and brooding. The components are all there but this wine needs a few years in the cellar. My…

      5 readers - By Zinfandel Chronicles

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

      …There’s a little slice of Europe in the Temecula Wine Country ~ Europa Village is an Old World Euro-themed winery that offers wines handcrafted from French, Spanish and Italian grape varietals. Love the French wines of the Rhone Valley? Non probleme ~ the C’est la Vie Chateau Wines will soothe your soul. Feeling a little sassy? Si, Si ~ try…

      4 readers - By Uncorked Wine Travels!

      Kaena & Beckmen: One winemaker, two stories

      …After #GoingRogue with Tercero, it was time to meander down the road a bit to Beckmen Vineyards, were the #QBP had a barrel tasting arranged with Keana and Beckman winemaker, Mikel Sigouin. I first met Mikel last year at Rhone Rangers in San Francisco, and when I mentioned that some wine bloggers were going to be in his neighborhood, he eagerly…

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      2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition Regular Cuvees Already Showing Well

      … note. 87 Pts 2012 DOMAINE BERTHET-CAPEAU ELIXIR DES PAPES – From 100% Grenache, the wine is supple, soft and filled with black raspberries and garrigue. The peppery kirsch on the end note is a treat. 90 Pts 2012 DOMAINE Berthet Rayne – With the essence of wild strawberries, this finesse styled wine is packed with freshness and pure cherries…

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