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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    • Pick My Next Bottle – 2007 Syrah Showdown

      The November installment of Pick My Next Bottle focuses on some of the very best domestic Syrah producers. As I mentioned in the first installment, the purpose of this series is to provide insight into specific wines or producers you may currently have in your cellar. The winning bottle will be opened with Thanksgiving dinner and a Bottle Note will be published the following week.

      Tom Lee/ Zinfandel Chronicles- 9 readers -
    • 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 -
  • My First Can of Wine

    … No, I didn’t lose it. The title of this post actually makes sense. To the date, I had the wine from the bottles of all forms and sizes. I had the wine directly from the stainless steel tanks and oak barrels. I had the wine dispersed by the machine. I had the wine from the keg. Yes, I had a boxed wine (and it was just fine). But – until…

    Talk-A-Vinoin Syrah- 1 readers -
  • Talking About Wine Gems and More with Hahn Family Wines

    … cool. If the Riesling works we could grow some in the future. For reds, we grow some Syrah and Grenache to make our GSM blend. These grapes do really well in the SLH AVA. We are always learning and trying different things. A Few Additional Notes from Hahn Family Wines Paul Clifton: NIcolaus “Nicky” Hahn and his wife Gaby identified the Smith Ranch…

    MyWinePalin Pinot Noir Syrah Chardonnay- 9 readers -
  • Wine Reviews: Stinson Vineyards

    …: $17 Beautiful light strawberry color. Aromas of bananas, watermelon and strawberries, with a hint of sea salt and spicy oregano. Juicy and fresh on the palate with lots of watermelon, banana and ruby red grapefruit, gushing and delicious, backed up by notes of herbs, a kick of pepper and some sea salt notes. Dry and clean but a kick of red Jolly…

    Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Sauvignon Blanc- 5 readers -
  • 2012 Vina Robles ‘Red4,’ Paso Robles

    … 2014) Wine Lines rating: 89 This entry was posted on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at 9:55 am. It is filed under All Reviews, Value Vino and tagged with 2012, 89, Paso Robles, Petite Sirah, Red, Red Blend, value vino, Vina Robles. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. …

    Wine Linesin Syrah- 4 readers -
  • Two Renwood Zinfandels for You to Try

    … of aromas covering vanilla, cocoa, sweet spices, sweet, ripe black fruit, raspberries, and blueberries. I should also note, that upon opening the wine, there is also a wonderful cedar aroma, which with a bit of air evolves into nutmeg. The nose on this wine is very mesmerizing. I gave the wine 2 hrs of decanting time and the only changes were less intense…

    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

    … Partner, while Billo is the Winemaker. Lightly straw colored. 13.5% ABV. Lemon oil, minerals and pears on the nose. Lush mouthfeel with decent acidity. Peaches, lychee fruit and green apples on the palate. The first Chardonnay from Rasa. Good but not great. Drink over the next several years. Tough price point at $45. My rating: 89 points. Rasa…

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

    …, savory lemon grass finish. Nice tingle lower gum. food friendly. Enjoyed with blue cheese spinach salad, fried rice, sautéed ginger garlic shrimp with red pepper flakes. Yum! Day two: White pepper honey, and some funk to the nose. Savory, creamy, dry, tart spike, lime, unripe melon, herbal, acid. Dry acid on tongue, teeth and gums. Buzz-ow…

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

    … a Mourvedre almost. Blueberry blackberry. Cantara – Mohr-Fry Ranch — Lodi – Old Vine Zinfandel – 2010 While much younger, this zinfandel shows promise. A bit hot on the tongue. Good, but young. Can see that this is going to be nice if given time. Rich spice brambly fruit. Nice finish. Really good balance. Great with pasta and red sauce with meatballs…

    Gwendolyn Alley/ wine predator- 3 readers -
  • J. Lohr: 40 Years On The Rhone

    …, this will be quite worth spending an evening with, and you’ll see the benefit. 2012 Gesture Mourvèdre, Paso Robles, $30 It’s hard for me to resist a Mourvedre. There is something so seductive and inherently wild about it. If Syrah is a feral housecat with a bad attitude towards parakeets, Mourvedre is a stealthy bobcat on the prowl for some seriously juicy…

    Wine Oh TVin Pinot Noir Syrah- 4 readers -
  • Battle of the Texas Tempranillos – Analysis

    … and Mourvedre from Reddy Vineyard. Some notes from the judges: blackberry, short finish, light color. Soft aromas, a little spice/pepper, earthy tobacco. Stewed berry, balance, medium plus acid. Ripe cherry, raspberry, smooth finish with a pleasant nose. Gentle sweet red fruit. Very soft in mouth. Easy to drink balanced. (tie) Pedernales Cellars…

    Jeff Cope/ Texas Wine Lover- 1 readers -
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