THORTON SOUTH COAST COTE RED - 2001
This Limited Bottling Red Blend from Temecula Valley is made from 34% Syrah, 34% Grenache, 25% Cinsault and 7% Mourvedre. 14.1% alcohol.
Dark, dark color with black fruits and floral notes on the nose. HUGE black currant and blackberry flavors. Plum, herbs, red berries, Christmas baking spices with a touch of vanilla. Wonderfully smooth and polished.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
This is easily a 90 point wine if not better. Really impressive Rhone-style wine that is all American in its execution. Tremendous black fruit and delicious spices. Dynamic and awesome. Retails for around $17 - $20. Seek this out and explore Temecula wines!