Counoise

    John On Wine – Wine blends, both European and local Originally published in the Ukiah Daily Journal newspaper on Thursday, October 2, 2014 Recently, I received an email from David and Merry Jo Velasquez of Cannon Falls, MN; after visiting the tasting room where I work and finding this wine column, they visited France and […]

    John On Wine – Wine blends, both European and local Originally published in the Ukiah Daily Journal newspaper on Thursday, October 2, 2014 Recently, I received an email from David and Merry Jo Velasquez of Cannon Falls, MN; after visiting the tasting room where I work and finding this wine column, they visited France and suggested a column, “outlining the GSM grape varieties that make Châtea.

    5 readers - By John Cesano/ John on Wine - a wine blog

    Month in Wines – September 2014

    Yep, another month became a history, and it is time to talk about the wine highlights – well, yeah, before this month vanishes too. No generic trends or observations, except of a bit more of the kosher wines than usual due to the Jewish holidays. Here we go. 2012 Terrenal Chardonnay, Spain (12.5% ABV, $4.

    5 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      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... impressions of red and black fruit, kirsch, forest floor, cedar, dark ...

      Going to the Rhône

      Great Northwest Wine - - 3 readers - Grenache grapes destined for Milbrandt Vineyards in Prosser, Wash., are grown on the Wahluke Slope. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) Grenache has been grown in Washington for much of the past half-century, but the Rhône revolution didn’t start here until the first Syrah vines went in the ground 30 years ago.

      Top reds from 2014 Great Northwest Invite

      Great Northwest Wine - - 3 readers - The second annual Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition took place at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Ore. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – At the second annual Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition, 16 influential wine professionals nominated hundreds of wines from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho.

      Tales From: Frick Winery, Dry Creek Valley

      the drunken cyclist - - 1 readers - When I head out on a tasting appointment, I spend some time preparing for the visit. Rarely do I jot down any questions to ask as I try to allow the context dictate the conversation—sticking to some pre-formulated questions feels rather artificial and forced; It certainly works for some, but not for me.

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      Fresh Sheet October 20th 2014

      … Enthusiast to cover all of Washington. Kevin White Winery Kevin White Winery La Fraternité Red Wine Yakima Valley 2012 $28 (Exceptional) A vibrantly aromatic, expressive wine with notes of raspberries, kirsch, licorice, huckleberry, and dark coffee along with floral notes and spice. The palate is medium bodied, filled with luscious, direct, primary fruit…

      1 readers - By Sean P. Sullivan/ Washington Wine Report

      Rhone Ranger Wines from Elyse

      …% Cinsault, 7% Counoise and 3% Viognier from the Sierra Foothills Naggiar Vineyard. These grapes are indigenous to Southern France’s Rhone Valley, and they are well suited to the terroir of the Sierra Foothills. After fermentation, the wine was aged for 22 months in French puncheons, 10% of which were new. The wine has 14.4% alcohol by volume…

      1 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      Top reds from 2014 Great Northwest Invite

      … raspberry, white chocolate and a twist of black pepper. Perfect with lasagna or grilled meats. (14.2% alc.) Bunnell Family Cellar 2008 Lia, Columbia Valley, $36: Ron Bunnell is an expert in Washington red Rhône wines, and this Mourvèdre-based blend also includes Grenache, Counoise and Syrah further makes the case that you should be drinking more of his…

      3 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      Month in Wines – September 2014

      … This slideshow requires JavaScript. 2006 Pax Cuvée Moriah Sonoma County (15.9% ABV, 88% Grenache, 6% Mourvedre, 3% Syrah, 2% Counoise, 1% Roussanne) – I’m glad I managed to catch this wine on the way out – if I would’ve waited another year, I think this wine would completely turn over the hill. Brooding and powerful, yet balanced and restrained. 8+ 2011…

      5 readers - By Talk-A-Vino

      Tales From: Frick Winery, Dry Creek Valley

      … his vibrant spirit with a hearty chuckle, which came through often while tasting through more than a dozen of his wines. We started with the varietal wines… My favorite of the whites—I bought some to take home. 2012 Frick Winery Grenache Blanc: Retail $27. Rich and full. Great mouthfeel. Melon and peach with a bit of pineapple. On the big side…

      1 readers - By Jeff Kralik/ the drunken cyclist

      Going to the Rhône

      … an explosion of interest in such Rhône varieties as Grenache, Mourvèdre, Petite Sirah, Counoise, Cinsault – and a whole host of white grapes. These wines are among the most exciting for consumers, winemakers and grape growers, especially in Washington’s Columbia Valley, but also Southern Oregon as well as Idaho’s Snake River Valley. Here are a dozen examples of red Rhône blends, Grenache, Mourvèdre and Petite Sirah we’ve tasted in recent weeks. The post Going to the Rhône appeared first on Great Northwest Wine.…

      3 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      2012 Booker Oublie

      …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... impressions of red and black fruit, kirsch, forest floor, cedar, dark flowers, plum, cocoa…

      4 readers - By Andrew Wells/ Wells On Wine

      Thank you, #GrenacheDay

      …, so here is our wine – 2006 Pax Cuvée Moriah Sonoma County (15.9% ABV, 88% Grenache, 6% Mourvedre, 3% Syrah, 2% Counoise, 1% Roussanne). Cork is out, pour in the glass, swirl, smell. Beautiful. Bright fruit, spices, herbs – a delicious promise. On the palate, great concentration, big, texturally present, roasted meat and bright cherries, clean…

      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…

      6 readers - By Jeff Leve/ 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…

      5 readers - By Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles

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

      … wine releases ~ C’est 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…

      4 readers - By Deborah Mines/ Uncorked Wine Travels!

      Kaena & Beckmen: One winemaker, two stories

      …, a brilliant expression of Rhone style wines in California. Beckmen Grenache Rose – a deep rose, rich and bold but still a bright expression of rose on a hot day. Kaena Grenache Rosé - light, bright, rose petals and necterines. The perfect thing to quench your thirst and quite the opposite of the Beckmen. Kaena Larner Vineyard Grenache - highly aromatic…

      3 readers - By Luscious Lushes