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Wine Spectator Top 100 2017 # 79
"The 2013 Syrah Reva sports an inky color as well as notes of crème de cassis, charred earth, licorice, wood smoke and just hints of the classic iodine and seaweed character that really defines this cuvee. Supple, seamless, silky and opulent, with sweet, sweet tannin and a silky finish. It shows more and more spice with time in the glass, is incredibly polished, layered and balanced. Drink it anytime over the coming 15-20 years' -Jeb Dunnuck
Comprised of 85% Sangiovese and a balance of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, this laid-back Chianti offers red-skinned berry and baking spice aromas. The palate is simple, with easygoing tannins and ripe red cherry and clove flavors. Enjoy soon.
WINEMAKER’S NOTES: The fifth bottling of Love Red’s grapes were harvested in the second week of September to preserve the grape’s natural acidity. The Carignan and Syrah were 100% destemmed and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The Valdiguié went under carbonic fermentation in stainless steel. Aged for 8 months in neutral French Oak barrels and blended before bottling.
VITICULTURAL AREA: The grapes come from 50 to 70 year-old vines in Solano County’s Green Valley. This area is tucked between Napa and Suisun Valley. Syrah comes from Parenti and Wirth Ranch. Valdiguie comes from Parenti, Wirth and Frei Vineyard. Carignan comes from Frei and Parenti Vineyard. The grapes of each vineyard grow in clay loam soils and come from dry-farmed and head-pruned vines.
BLEND: 54% Carignan, 31% Syrah, 15% Valdiguié,
All of our wines are made naturally, meaning no use of inoculated yeasts or bacteria. We use only native yeast to spark fermentation. We do not add any powdered tannins or enzymes. A minimal dose of S02 is added 4 weeks before bottling to some wines.
Eucalyptus and sweet cassis on the nose, juicy fresh fragrant fruit palate dry firm well integrated tannin, lovely long finsih
Blend: 60% Syrah, 20% Grenache, and 20% Mourvedre
The primary source of the grapes for Cashmere Black Magic are vineyards in Contra Costa County. It's warm and sunny climate, coupled with deep sandy soil and limited water, creates grapes of great flavor intensity and dark color. The addition of Syrah from the North Coast of California provides a bright boysenberry character and excellent tannin.
An alluring blend of grapes from ancient vines that create a spellbinding libation with notes of dark berries, chocolate, hints of black pepper and plum.
Offers classic aromas of wild strawberries and red currants, with a light, floral character and a crisp, bone-dry palate.
A rose of reference, to be enjoyed year-round on its own or with a wide range of lighter fare and Provence-inspired cuisine.
Blend: 40% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Rolle, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Counoise, 5% Carignan.
“A blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah, with the Grenache for 50-year-old vines, the 2014 Côtes du Rhône Villages Visan Cuvee les Antonins offers solid complexity in its spice, white pepper, dried cherry and blackberry-fruit-like aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, elegant, seamless and pure, it’s another terrific wine from this up and coming appellation that’s located in the northern part of the southern Rhone. It will drink nicely for 5-7 years.” (90 pts) -Robert Parker
Le Mazet de Sallèles is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah which give it an intense bouquet of red fruits, spices and cedar notes. Its rich fruit character, silky tannins and long lingering finish make it an approachable wine for all occasions.
On this fresh terroir with chalky shards of the Arboras plateau, split by a deep fault, was born this complex wine, open on aromas of ripe red fruits, plum, mocha, licorice and spices.Concentrated, generous and dense in the mouth, built on melting tannins, it is balanced by a fine freshness that animates an elegant finish.
Domaine Juliette Avril Chateauneuf du Pape is a blend of 75% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre. However, that blend can vary. The terroir is galets, sand and clay soils. The vines are planted in various parts of the appellation as you can see, as these grapes are planted in the le Bas Serres, Coste Froide, Coteau de l’Ange, Farguerol and les Galimardes lieux-dits.
On average the vines are 50 years of age. The grapes are destemmed. Vinification takes place in stainless steel vats. Malolactic fermentation takes place in used oak tanks. The wine is aged in used tanks foudres for less than 12 months before bottling. The production is on average close to 850 cases per year.
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.
Pairs well with with beef, lamb or poultry.
Pairs well with with beef, lamb or poultry.