Cinsault from Colorado? You Bet.

Cinsault from Colorado?

Wine Review: 2012 Sutcliffe Vineyards Cinsault, McElmo Canyon, Colorado

This week, I am spotlighting a number of Colorado wines from Sutcliffe Vineyards.  The fruit for this wine is grown by Black Bear Orchards and the 2012 vintage afforded them some pretty good wine grapes.

Starting out, the nose is very floral and fruity with a good dose of violet and cranberry. On the palate, the textures are smooth and delicate, and the flavors are reminiscent of a fresh-picked unwashed strawberry; sweet and dusty with finesse and elegance lasting through the lengthy, spicy finish.

Nothing says, “thinking of you” like buying wine for your friends and loved ones from the winery that made them. So if you have friends or family who are from Colorado or love things from Colorado make sure to order some Sutcliffe wines in time to have them delivered before the holidays. Enjoy!

Rating: Very Good (88) | $27 | 13.5 % ABV

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About the Author:

Marc has held almost every position in the food & wine industry and is committed to Celebrating Hospitality with Pride. In addition to being the co-founder and editor-at-large for Enobytes, Marc is a wine blogger contributor to (Wine Bytes) and writes the Wine Knowledge column in the print magazine About Face. The Contra Costa County Times, San Jose Mercury News, Tacoma Times Tribune and Washington Post have either interviewed or quoted Marc on his viniferous and culinary opinions. Marc has also appeared on Portland's "Vine Time" on News Radio 750 KXL and on California's Central Coast "From the Growing of the Grape to the Glass" on KUHL-AM 1410. He is also the author of A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. While continuing to tenaciously search for what he may finally proclaim as his favorite wine Marc is relentless in his quest for the ultimate food and wine experience.

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