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Pretty deep colour. The nose offers a beautiful aromatic complexity, marked by Grenache and a hint of blackcurrant brought by the ripe Syrah. On the palate, it shows complexity with tannins still present, but with finesse and elegance, and a beautiful freshness.
Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre
A beauty, with mouthwatering savory and rosemary notes gilding the edges, while the core of white peach, watermelon rind and blood orange takes center stage. The long, mineral finish ripples pleasantly. It will pair perfectly with grilled fish and other seafood and Mediterranean dishes.
60% Mourvèdre per “saignée” 20% Grenache and 20% Cinsault per slow pressure
This pink Bandol is adorned with a beautiful color with peach reflections. Its nose, very expressive, distills powerful and racy scents of peach, nectarine, grapefruit, as well as spicy notes.
On the palate this wine presents a nice array of flavors. First restrained, it quickly reveals the essence a Mourvedre rosé, with good structure and finesse, with a tender salty freshness. It is a rich, complex and well balanced wine.
The Bandol Tempier Rosé offers a unique blend of complexity and freshness. It has a fine structure, with no tannin. The high-quality care given to the vines and the diversity of the terroirs produce a flavorful intensity and a strong typicity.
Mourvèdre (~ 50%) with Grenache and Cinsault
Average age of the vines: 20 years
*limit 2 bottles per customer/address
"Grown on clay-limestone and marl, the fruit is hand-picked with no destemming, and is aged in old foudres. The wine is pretty, bright and open, with raspberry, strawberry and violet fruits. It's barely medium-bodied, but has a lovely expression of fresh and easy red berry fruits, accompanied by a juicy berry acidity and gentle blackberry-skin tannins on the finish. An easy-going and highly drinkable Gigondas. Just lovely."- Decanter
A blend of 80% Grenache and 10% each of Syrah and Mourvèdre
Shake Ridge is an undulating and diverse 46-acre vineyard nestled about 1750ft. up in the Sierra foothills, planted, cared for and meticulously farmed by the legendary Ann Kraemer. Each little parcel has a different slope, aspect and soil profile creating many unique microclimates within the same vineyard.
We worked closely with Ann to identify specific blocks in which we could capture and express the terroir and totality of this special place in one idiosyncratic wine. All picked together and co-fermented whole cluster, because, the whole is more than the sum. Raspberry scented Grenache, briny olive and peppered Syrah, violety garrigue laden Mourvèdre with citrus flower and lilac perfumed Viognier all coalesce into one ambrosial exultance.
Southern Wine and Spirits
The majority of the grapes for the 2018 vintage come from our vineyards in Contra Costa County. The Mourvèdre vines are planted in sandy soil and are dry-farmed, providing luscious notes of chocolate and cherry. The Grenache comes from three vineyards in Oakley, where grape clusters are meticulously thinned to concentrate the flavors in the fruit. Cool-grown Sonoma Syrah provides rich berry character and good tannin structure.
65% Mourvedre, 18% Grenache, 17% Syrah
Pairs well with with beef, lamb or poultry.
There is something about the dark, inky Mourvèdre, plus the salty sea air caressing the vines every night, that typifies classic Bandol. This wine is complete, and ready to serve cooled down a touch.
Blend: 75% Mourvèdre, 14% Grenache, 9% Cinsault, 2% Carignan
Medium red with a bright purple hue. Aromas of dark, brambly, blueberry aromas are matched with dried herbs, earth and undergrowth. On the palate, sarsaparilla and classic blue fruits deliver a rich, velvety mouthfeel, backed by very soft and fully ripe tannins.
Light citrus, red flowers, white fruit, and a touch of cassis. The clean, direct sensation of the nose changes radically in the mouth where it combines a smooth, voluminous and fruity texture with a pleasant freshness and fine bubbles. Driven by a very good balance, with low dosage.
An inaugural solo release by winemaker Nikki Pallesen (co-founder of Liquid Farm Wines). Scents of dried orchard fruits, orange marmalade and kumquats lead to a blast of minerality and tangy acidity. Delicious on on its own, even better with food.
Scents of cinnamon bark, graphite, white pepper and cocoa dust hang in the air of the warmly lit room as you enter. A glass of framboise and cedar bowls filled with green olives and wild strawberries are set out. Though the day was long & arduous a smile spreads on your lips as you see the anxious little faces before you. “Shall we begin where we left off?” you ask, settling into a soft suede armchair with the storybook.
39% Grenache, 36% Syrah, 25% Mourvèdre.
Garnacha Tintorera is known for its deep, inky color, and for coating theglass on the swirl. A rich and approachable wine with aromas of black fruit and berry, licorice, and espresso. A supple, balanced finish with hints of white pepper to complement the fruit.
Blend: 70% Garnacha Tintorera, 30% Monastrell
"The fruit-driven and easy-to-drink 2019 Laya was produced with Garnacha Tintorera, or Alicante Bouschet, grapes blended with 30% Monastrell from an unusually wet year with torrential rains during the harvest. It fermented in stainless steel vats with neutral yeasts, with malolactic in barrel, where the wine matured for four months. It's very dark, almost opaque, expressive and open. This comes from younger vines yet is structured and seamless, quite complete. It feels like a very good vintage for Garnacha Tintorera in the zone. The palate is round, somehow creamy, and the tannins are ripe and juicy. 360,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2020. Rating : 90+" -Wine Advocate
Deep purple/black color. Explosive aromas of ripe currant, red berries and smoked notes. Rich, powerful and voluminous on the attack, a huge mouthful of crème-de-cassis concentration, silken and juicy in the mid-palate with excellent length and persistence, and a long spicy well-balanced finish including toasted notes provided by the French wood.
This wine pairs excellent alongside rice dishes with meat, stewed meat, stewed vegetable, mushroom, poultry, sauces fish, smoked seafood, blue and cured cheese, red meat, roast and baked meat.
Juan Gil Red Blend is made from the finest estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon, Monastrell (aka Mourvedre), and Syrah. The extremely old vineyards that sit 2,100 feet above sea level are head-pruned, dry-farmed, and require no herbicides or pesticides. The bunches are hand-picked, fermented, and then aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels.
Blend: 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Monastrell, 10% Syrah
Dry-farmed, no pesticides or herbicides, hand-harvested, Vegan.
Chambers and Chambers
Blend: 55% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre, 13% Syrah, 5% Cinsault, 1% Vaccarese and 1% of the other permitted vareties
Chambers and Chambers
Liberty is a unique collaboration resulting from the experience of two winegrowing friends who have dared to go back to basics. In the vineyard, they freely explored their outstanding terroir off the beaten track, and transformed their emotions into a unique experience. Liberty means not only the freedom to do as you wish, but also the freedom to reveal who you really are.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 55% Grenache, 18% Syrah, 12% Mourvedre, 10% Cinsault, 5% Carignan.