Mourvedre

    Rosé of the Week; 2013 Waterkloof Circumstance Cape Coral

    Summer is officially here!  Rosé season is in full bloom, although truth be told, it’s Rosé season for me pretty much year-round for me!  With that in mind, I’m cranking up my annual series of weekly “Drink Pink!“ Rosé tastings.  It’s my quest for the best Pink Porch Pounders! This week’s rosé is the 2013 Waterkloof Circumstance Cape Coral.

    12 readers - By ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

    The River Garden Rosé by Lourensford 2013, Western Cape, South Africa

    A blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Merlot The River Garden Rosé by Lourensford 2013, Western Cape, South Africa (£8 ...

    8 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Mont Pierre Fitou Reserve 21012

      Golly's Wine Drops - - 5 readers - The weather is turning colder, the nights are drawing in. It’s still August so I’m hopeful of warmer days ahead before winter really sets in. It’s not quite time to crack open the full rich reds, but it is time to start thinking red wines.

      Things are a little yeasty in there

      Luscious Lushes - - 3 readers - After meandering over to Alta Maria, it was finally time to meet my #QBP – Queen Bitches Posse over at Tercero Wines, around the corner in Los Olivos. As I had somewhat secretly clandestinely arranged this day of pre-WBC shenanigans, I was looking forward to being able to relax and enjoy my free day before the conference officially got under way.

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      Mont Pierre Fitou Reserve 21012

      …The weather is turning colder, the nights are drawing in. It’s still August so I’m hopeful of warmer days ahead before winter really sets in. It’s not quite time to crack open the full rich reds, but it is time to start thinking red wines. This Mont Pierre Fitou from Sainsbury’s was sitting in the wine rack, minding its own business until I felt…

      5 readers - By Golly's Wine Drops

      Spier Creative Block 3 2009, Coastal Region, South Africa

      …This isn’t the latest release, but it’s still available and currently looking rather nice. Spier Creative Block 3 2009, Coastal Region, South Africa (£14.99 Hawkshead Wines) Rich, rounded & spicy, with a slightly rustic but rather attractive tomatoey edge to its fleshy plum and dark berry fruit, notes of herbs and spice, still some vanilla…

      By Drinking Outside The Box

      Things are a little yeasty in there

      … to boot! While I am a fan of pretty much all of Tercero Wines offerings, this visit my favorites were: 2013 Mourvedre Rose – From a small parcel in the Happy Canyon AVA of Santa Barbara County, they only touched the skins for about an hour, giving it a bright but light and fresh pink color. Fermented in 100% stainless steel tanks, it slept in neutral…

      3 readers - By Luscious Lushes

      Chateaux Pradeaux, Bandol AOP, Provence, France 2007, 14.5% abv, US$45.95

      … Mention Provence and most people conjure up images of the sparkling azure waters of the Mediterranean, olive trees and pink wines.  In this case, the pictures are accurate – except for the wine.  This nectar is the famous red Provencal wine from the tiny region of Bandol that rims those blue waters and is made from the difficult-to-grow Mourvedre…

      2 readers - By winellama

      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…

      1 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Dom 85!! Who knew?? Harvey Kurtzman knew.

      …This post is being written in a downpour of potrzebie popup ads. Not good. We have wines and events of import to review so let’s plunge ahead with another furshlugginer post. First things first. Happy Birthday to Dotoré. OK. That is taken care of. The venerable and toothsome reporter and hopeless Dodger fiend owes tBoW…

      6 readers - By The Best of Wines

      Rosé of the Week; 2013 Waterkloof Circumstance Cape Coral

      …. In 2009 a state-of-the-art gravitational cellar, tasting room and The Restaurant at Waterkloof were constructed Waterkloof’s wines are shaped by an amphitheatre of select, high-altitude vineyards, famed as one of the finest cool climate vineyard sites in South Africa. The Wine The wine is made from 100% Mourvedre.  The  grapes were hand harvested…

      12 readers - By ENOFYLZ Wine Blog

      The River Garden Rosé by Lourensford 2013, Western Cape, South Africa

      …A blend of Shiraz, Mourvèdre and Merlot The River Garden Rosé by Lourensford 2013, Western Cape, South Africa (£8.20 Cheers Wines Merchants, BJR Hanby, Luvians, The Leamington Wine Company, Beaconsfield Wine Cellars, winedirect.co.uk) Only 12.5% alcohol, but quite full in flavour, with some spice alongside the strawberry cordial flavour, finishes…

      8 readers - By Drinking Outside The Box

      Weekend Wine Notes: A bouquet of rosés and a few thorns

      … Today’s notes feature eight rosé wines, four from France, three from California and one from the state of Virginia. In style they range from ephemeral to fairly robust. I have to take shots at a couple of these examples, but those are the breaks in the realm of wine reviewing. No attempt at technical, historical, geographical or personal…

      8 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Domaine Mas Du Bouquet 2009 Vacqueyras

      … This Grand Vin de la Vallée du Rhone red blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre sells for $16 and has an ABV of 14.5%. The Domaine Mas Du Bouquet 2009 Vacqueyras was a nice surprise as I had no preconceived notions when I purchased this wine – I’m getting better at this as I get older & wiser. Aromas of dark cherry, dark plum…

      5 readers - By The Wit Is Out

      2007 Vignobles Brunier Domaine de Vieux Télégraphe La...

      … 2007 Vignobles Brunier Domaine de Vieux Télégraphe La Crau Keeping an eye on my Vieux Télégraphe, in case anyone tries to steal it. Red cherries, currants, black cherries, and blackberry preserves. Green and black olives. Black pepper dusting. Anise and bay leaf. Dry earth. All on the nose. Lots of warmth from the alcohol and great acidity…

      6 readers - By Shiba Sommelier

      Weekend Wine Notes: 10 Under $20

      … Your eyes do not deceive you, My Readers. Today’s Weekend Wine Notes offer 10 wines priced under $20, in actuality, from about $12 to $19. We flaunt our eclectic nature today, reaching from various regions of California to Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Argentina and Australia, and embracing many grape varieties and styles of wine. As usual…

      7 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      The Best Wines I Tasted in the High Plains of Texas

      … I can’t say a great deal about most of these wines, because they were tasted on the fly or at a buffet lunch or dinner during my sojourn in the High Plains AVA (indicated in the map) back in the month of May. And My Readers throughout the country will recognize that the enterprise is inherently unfair in relationship to their curiosity because…

      By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head
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