Category: mourvedre

  • Saint-Damien Plan de Dieu Côtes-du-Rhône Villages, 2018

    It might be a CDR villages, but it’s old vines CDR villages, and it shows.  Big time.   A spectacular “common” red.  To find a wine in BC around $30 that has this much finesse without dripping in oak or insipidly acidic, is a treat.  Amen to Côtes-du-Rhône.  Grenache and Mourvèdre get married, the former […]

  • Tarima HIll, Bodegas Volver, 2010

    The third of three different bottles we scored at Pete’s in Seattle recently; all over 90 points WA/WS, and all well under $20.  The anguish of inflated over-taxed wine in BC…   This had (the worst label imaginable, half three year old learning Spirograph, half hermaphroditic nudibranch, what were they thinking? as well as) a […]

  • Juan Gil Jumilla Monastrell, 2010

    So BC Liquor had a little “Stephen Tanzer loved this wine” type blurb beside this bottle and we decided to give it a try because of that, it’s lovely label, and there is so much good plonk flowing from Espana lately.  Is it good?  Yes.  It’s heavy, heady, alcoholic and mind numbingly defiantly red wine.  […]

  • Langmeil Barossa Three Gardens Shiraz Grenache Mourvedre 2009

    Now this is how to blend.  This is artistry.  Open the spice cabinet.  Clove, cinnamon, plum, vanilla on the finish and long in what I can only describe as slightly unusual, not as smooth as the Robert Parker clones usually are, but just lovely.  We drank it with some extra old cheddar, not what would […]