Tuesday, December 04, 2007


From Alta Mesa, Santa Barbara County. 60% Mourvedre and 40% Grenache with 15% alcohol.


Medium red color with aromas and flavors of blueberry jam, strawberry and spicy oak. There is a very well-defined fresh plum finish that is backed by black fruits. Smooth with a big backbone full of black currant, cassis, and earth.


91 PTS
An excellent wine but expensive at $35 a bottle. I feel like you can get this kind of depth and character from a good $20 - $25 California Syrah. On the bubble for a recommendation. There's no doubting that this is good stuff and it won't disappoint, I'm just not convinced the value is quite there.


  • you got a good deal at $35, it should be $42. I would love to have it tasted blind againt any CdP twice the cost. Since it's my wine I would be more than happy to comp you a bottle if you're up for the challenge.

    To compare it to a Syrah is a ludicrous statement. Not sure if you really understand what Grenache and Mourvedre taste like.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sunday, January 27, 2008 11:36:00 AM  

  • You have posted anonymously and left me no way to contact you, but I'm always up for a challenge.

    GSM as well as other blends of Syrah with Grenache or Mourvedre are worthy comparisons.

    By Blogger Winecentric, at Monday, January 28, 2008 7:49:00 PM  

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