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Wine Review: 2010 Seven of Hearts Chatte d’Avignon Columbia Valley GSM

This Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre blend (50/35/15 respectively) from the Columbia Valley AVA rocked my world and confused the hell out of a couple of sommeliers I know who could not believe this was a New World wine. The aromas, structure and flavors all presented as a wine from Spain or France. Seven of Hearts is […]

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Posted in 90+ up to $60, Grenache, Oregon, Shiraz/Syrah, Wine Reviews2 Comments

2008 Domaine de Coste Chaude Cotes du Rhone Villages, Rhone, France

With fewer native French inhabitants imbibing upon the local products there is a chance we might see some wines arrive on our shores that may have never graced the parched wine promiscuous lips of the American consumer, especially those wild and wicked stumptown pioneers with an extra sawbuck plus change flapping around in their pocket. […]

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Posted in Best Value Wines, France, Grenache, Shiraz/Syrah, Wine Reviews3 Comments

2006 M. Chapoutier Grenache

A big bold blend of Grenache, Syrah and old vine Carignane varieties, the 2006 M. Chapoutier Domaine de Bila-Haut Occultum Lapidem Grenache is wine that delivers loads of flavor. Aromas of dark fruit and Herbes de Provence carry into the opening flavors as they cascade across the palate boldly wrapping the taste sensors in a […]

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2007 Altovinum Evodia Grenache

A wonderful wine that represents old vine Grenache extremely well; a standout that should be very popular. Subtle aromas of red fruit mingle with spicy smokiness uplifting joy in every swirl. Big flavors continuing in the vein of spicy, leather, dust and swaths of red fruit makes every sip a treat. Finishing big, smooth and […]

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