Mourvèdre (also known as Mataró or Monastrell) is a red wine grape variety that is grown in many regions around the world including the Rhône and Provence regions of France, the Valencia and Jumilla denominación de origens of Spain, California and Washington State and the Australian regions of South Australia and New South Wales. In addition to making red varietal wines, Mourvèdre is a prominent component in "GSM" (Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre) blends. The variety is also used to make rosé and port-style fortified wines.Mourvèdre tends to produce tannic wines that can be high in alcohol.
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    • Red Wings and Red Rhône Rangers

      While preparing this report, the following thought occurred to me; man, I’ve been doing these Red Wings-Red Rhônes for quite a while now! Sure enough, a quick check on the old site shows that our very first RW-RR was posted in October of 1997, 17 years ago. Here is the premise as originally stated at that time: “Come October, this taster’s thoughts turn to Red Wings hockey an ...

      George Heritier/ Gang of Pour On Wine- 4 readers -
    • Woodinville Wineries: Mark Ryan Winery

      This post is a continuation of the series about my winery experiences in Woodinville, Washington. Here are the links for the first four posts – introduction, Elevation Cellars, Pondera Winery, Des Voigne Cellars, Sparkman Cellars, Guardian Cellars and Fidélitas. …walked towards the tasting counter, only to find out that the tasting room was closed for the day.

      Talk-A-Vinoin Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Syrah Merlot Malbec- 7 readers -
    • J. Lohr: 40 Years On The Rhone

      2014 marks the 40th anniversary of one of the premiere wine labels from the Central Coast, J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines, named for Jerry Lohr, pioneer in planting vineyards in both Monterey and in Paso Robles. The Rhone tale begins in the late 1980s, when Lohr saw Paso Robles pioneer, Gary Eberle, having success with Syrah.

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  • Pick My Next Bottle – 2007 Syrah Showdown

    … Note will be published the following week. The producers I chose make some of the very best examples of domestic Syrah: Saxum – Saxum Vineyards is focused on producing Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre based blends from the Templeton Gap/Willow Creek area of Paso Robles. The winery was founded in 2000 by Justin Smith and the 07 James Berry Vineyard…

    Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles- 4 readers -
  • Wine Reviews: Stinson Vineyards

    …, commercially viable wine,” Rachel said. I think that’s a great way to describe them. These wines were received as trade samples and tasted sighted. Review: 2013 Stinson Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc - Virginia, Central Region, Monticello SRP: $23 Exotic nose of white peach, guava, nectarine and lemon zest. On the palate, the acid is pronounced…

    Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Sauvignon Blanc- 2 readers -
  • 2012 Vina Robles ‘Red4,’ Paso Robles

    2012 Vina Robles ‘Red4,’ Paso Robles This GSM comes with a P.S. Translation: This is a Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre blend that also includes Petite Sirah. More accurately, this is a Petite Sirah (50%) that includes smaller portions of Grenache (20%), Syrah (20%) and Mourvedre (10%). With such expressive varietals involved, you’d expect this to be a complex cuvee, and it is.

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  • Two Renwood Zinfandels for You to Try

    …% Zinfandel, 10% Primitivo, 2% Roussane, 1% Mourvedre, and 1% Souzao. So we have grapes from Italian, Portuguese, and French descent blended together in this wine. Deep ruby in colour but still translucent from the core to the rim. It has quite a range of aromas; smoky cherries and raspberries, leather, ripe sweet plums and raspberries, and hints…

    MyWinePalin Syrah- 1 readers -
  • Rhone wines for the cold weather

    The two wines featured in today’s post will warm your heart during this latest polar vortex. Unlike the 2010 vintage the 2012 Domaine de la Janasse, Terre d’Argile, Cotes du Rhone Villages is remarkably forward, polished, and round in comparison. The fruit is pure in a sense so I would drink this over the next several years.

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog- 4 readers -
  • 2011 Rasa Chardonnay Dream Deferred – Bottle Notes

    … Rasa Vineyards is a relatively new winery located in Walla Walla, Washington. Founded in 2007 by brothers Pinto and Billo Naravane, Rasa specializes in Syrah-based wines but has also released Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Chardonnay, Petite Verdot, Grenache and Mourvedre. There is also a second label known as PB Wines. Pinto is the Managing…

    Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chroniclesin Chardonnay- 4 readers -
  • Review: Syncline Cellars Grüner Veltliner 2013

    …, consisted of 76 cases of Celilo Vineyards Pinot Noir from vines planted in 1973. The next year, production was increased to include Columbia Valley Syrah and Grenache. At the same time they began working with vineyards to plant Mourvedre, Cinsault, Counoise and Carignan. All grapes are hand picked and brought to the winery where they are partially…

    William Pollard/ Wild 4 Washington Winein Syrah- 1 readers -
  • Cheers to Nat’l #ZinDay W Nov 19!

    … and thoughts about the Zinfandel via Twitter and other social media using #ZinDay. Held on the third Wednesday of November, the fourth annual Zinfandel Day features events at wineries, wine bars and restaurants including special tastings and menu pairings at restaurants and wineries across the United States including Park Hyatt Aviara’s Vivace in San…

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  • Presenting Thorn-Clarke Wines at Vancouver International Wine Festival 2015

    Thorn-Clarke Wines is coming from Australia to pour their wines for you at the Vancouver International Wine Festival. I’ve known and tasted their wines for many years while I was part of the South World Wine Society here in Vancouver. Read about Thorn-Clarke Wines here (and some bonus material at the end by me!).

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  • Battle of the Texas Tempranillos – Analysis

    …, cocoa, tobacco. Hye Meadow Winery, 100% Tempranillo 2012, Texas High Plains Bayer Family Vineyard, $36 – 11.5% alc/vol Some notes from the judges: great nose, good color, good structure, mild tannins, moderate finish.Violets, pressed rose petals, bing cherry, blackberry compote, blueberry, balance. Red fruit flavors: strawberries. Nice…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 1 readers -
  • Three Pays d’Oc Reds

    … sacrificing its identity B(+) Vignobles Foncalieu Montagne Noire Grenache 2012 Pays d’Oc, France (£7.38 Enotria) Another honest tasty glugger, this has cherry and raspberry flavours pepped up by some herby feistiness, ripe and fruity, and just on the right side of jamminess. B+ Categorised in: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Grenache, Languedoc, Merlot, Mourvedre, Syrah/Shiraz, Video, wine, Wine Education…

    Drinking Outside The Boxin Cabernet Sauvignon Syrah Merlot- 3 readers -
  • Friday Favorites – Fall Drinks Week ends as Sicily travel begins

    A weekly roundup of my favorite things in the categories of wine, food, travel, and (occasionally) lifestyle. FALL DRINKS As fall drinks week comes to a close I wanted to give a shout out to The Heathman Restaurant & Bar’s new fall cocktail menu. The Heathman, in collaboration with renowned Bar Chef Kathy Casey of Liquid Kitchen, has launched a fresh seasonal fall cocktai ...

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  • Wine Tastings in Portland: Friday, November 7, 2014

    …, working their wines with the lutte raisonnée/sustainable philosophy. Living in Beaune for 30 plus years, he is a true expert in the terroirs of Burgundy. 8 wines, $22 John’s Marketplace Allison Blythe of Mitchell Wine Co. will be pouring selections from Oregon, Washington, Spain and California 5-7 pm, $5. Liner & Elsen We take another peek…

    Portland Oregon Winein Pinot Noir Syrah- 1 readers -

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