It’s another #MourvedreMonday, but I don’t have a wine review to post. So I’ll share this fun video of Paso Wine Man singing the praises of my favorite grape for Paso’s 2013 Varietal of the Month Series. (I’ll have to forgive the awkward pronunciation…) #TeamMourvedre
I tasted this wine back in the summer, but never got around to blogging my notes. So I decided to dust them off for today’s Mourvèdre Monday post.
Tablas Creek 2008 Esprit de Beaucastel Rouge
Complex nose of cherry/raspberry fruit with a hit of coffee/mocha and mint. On the palate, it is mouth-filling without [...]
I haven’t been doing a great job of keeping up with #MourvèdreMonday posts and tweets lately. But mon amie du vin, Lisa Dinsmore (@DailyWine) is a Mourvèdre-lover extraordinare and often picks up the slack via Twitter. Since I don’t have a new Mourvèdre post for you (yet again) today, check out her awesome recent post at [...]
This is a special Wednesday edition of my yearlong Mourvèdre Monday series. I was very excited to see that this month’s Wine Blogging Wednesday #69 theme was the Mourvèdre grape, chosen and hosted by The Passionate Foodie (click through to learn why the sub-title is “Animal Cruelty”). So I decided to delay my regularly scheduled [...]
This wine was shared with me by Mike Castleman, whom I met via Twitter. He heard about my Mourvèdre Monday series and recommended this wine to me. When we realized we were both in Austin, we planned to meet up and taste it together. Thanks, Mike! I’ll have to return the favor soon. (Mike makes [...]
It’s back to California for today’s Mourvèdre Monday post, specifically Paso Robles. Though I first fell in love with Mourvèdre via the old vines examples from Contra Costa County, Paso Robles is a hotbed of Rhône grape-growing in California. Edward Sellers is a Rhône-style specialist in Paso, with a focus on blends vs. varietal bottlings (though [...]
I was turned on to this wine by Sam Scarpari, an Aussie winemaker (Seraphim Wines), wine vlogger and Twitter-friend (@SeraphimWines). One night, I had just tasted a not-so-good Tempranillo from California and tweeted something to that effect, asking the Twitterverse if anyone had had a good example of the grape from the Golden State. Sam [...]
This wine had a lot of “shelf appeal” for me. First off it’s from Paso Robles and it’s got the vineyard named on the label. Yippee! Then I see that it’s a blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, Tannat and Touriga Nacional. Geek-tastic!
Producer: Vina Robles
Grapes: 51% Petite Sirah, 43% Syrah, 4% Tannat, 2% Touriga [...]