Sunday, November 14, 2010

Wines of the Week

Castillo de Monseran, Grenacha, Carinena DO Spain $9.99
An excellent wine for the price point. Typical Grenache flavors of red berry fruit with some black cherry Very juicy, a little spicy with good acidity, easy to drink. Good food wine. Alcohol 12.5% LCB SKU 197806 / 831906002788

Domaine St Damien 2009 Cote de Rhone “Bouveau” $20.00
Another good value for the price point and being from the Cote de Rhone. A blend of Syrah and Cinsaut and a little Grenache. Blue and red fruits and licorice. Very full-bodied. No filtering and no fining. Parker points 90-92. Alcohol 15.1%. From Marquis Wines

Vieux Telegraphe 2006 Chateaneuf de Pape $74.99
This is just so good. The family has been making this wine for over a hundred years. Grenache noir 65%, Mourvèdre 15%, Syrah 15%, Cinsault, Clairette and others 5%. Old vines and hand picked. No fining. Dark red to ruby color. Spicy with incense, lavender, pepper, and copious quantities of black cherry and raspberry fruit. Full-bodied. No fining. Parker points 90-93. Alcohol 14.5%.
LCB SKU103713 / 3374830011039 or Marquis Wines
The New France: A Complete Guide to Contemporary French Wine (Mitchell Beazley Wine Guides) The New Spain: A Complete Guide to Contemporary Spanish WineThe Wine BibleThe Oxford Companion to Wine, 3rd Edition

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