Counoise

    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…

    5 readers - By The Wine Cellar Insider

    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…

    4 readers - By Zinfandel Chronicles

    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…

    4 readers - By Uncorked Wine Travels!

    Kaena & Beckmen: One winemaker, two stories

    … blocks. Admittedly, I didn’t take as many detailed notes as I normally do, and that I regret. Revisiting the bottled wines a few days later, there were certainly some that stood out to me. Of coure, that didnt’ stop me from filling my case box up and takeing these and more home! Beckmen Cuvee le Bec – a GSM with a dash of Counoise, a brilliant…

    3 readers - By Luscious Lushes

    2012 Chateauneuf du Pape Tradition Regular Cuvees Already Showing Well

    …, 10% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 5% Counoise and 5% Cinsault, the wine reached 14.5% alcohol. With a complex nose of herbs, fennel and earthy red fruits, the wine is soft, plush and round, ending with a sweet, juicy, red fruit. 91 Pts 2012 MAISON LOUIS BERNARD – Candied licorice and cherry tones, medium bodied and ending with a short, but sweet kirsch…

    9 readers - By The Wine Cellar Insider