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Rhone Blend

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The Rhône wine region is first divided into north and south. The north produces syrah based reds and pure viognier whites. The south produces Châteauneuf-du-Pape and other blends from several varieties. The first cultivated vines were likely planted in 600 BC, however, the orgins of the two most important grape varieties in the northern Rhone (Syrah and Viognier) are unknown.
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more about Red Ink: Bordeaux/Rhone Blend
Sullivan Vineyards
CAW Rating: 100
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1 reviews

2004 Red Ink: Bordeaux/Rhone Blend

Red Ink, our propriety name for this lively and approachable wine, reflects the color of the ruby and violet highlights (Red Ink!). This wine has the aroma of candied fruit: strawb ...moreerry, cranberry, earthy notes, leather and a hint of mint. The luscious aromas of fruit, earthiness and leather weave complex layers throughout the wine. The finish is very long, exuding berries, spices, and butterscotch. Open a bottle of Red Ink for dinner; you will not be disappointed. It's easy to drink, and very easy to enjoy. Cheers!
more about Io, Rhone-style Blend
Byron Winery
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2003 Io, Rhone-style Blend

Io takes its inspiration from France's Rhone Valley wines. It is a blend of Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre, grown in the coold climate vineyards of Santa Barbara County.
more about Adara
Starry Night Winery
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2003 Adara
Rhone Style Blend

Named after a star in the Canis Major constellation, our 2003 Adara is a blend of Carignane, Grenache and Syrah, three grape varietals common to the Rhone Valley of France. It has ...moresoft tannins and lively fresh fruit flavors of strawberries, plums and wild blueberries with hints of sage and lavender. Adara can be enjoyed alone or with a wide variety of foods including pasta, pork, chicken and lamb. Aged in French and American oak barrels, our production of this wine was approximately 750 cases.
more about Percent At Pound Dollar Exclamation
Twisted Oak Winery
CAW Rating: 89
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1 reviews

2005 Percent At Pound Dollar Exclamation
Sierra Foothills

These tasting notes are often based on the winemaker’s notes. Well, this time he told me that this %@#$! had aromas of peaches and butter. Have you ever buttered a peach? Just weir ...mored if you ask me. Then he goes on to mention creamy flavors of pear and truffles. Okay, now we have peaches and butter and pears and mushrooms. Is this insane or what? Well, I can tell you that this %@#$! is a lot yummier than that, and has body and character almost like a red wine. And it will even lay down for a few years. How cool is that? (as seen in the July 13, 2007 Wall Street Journal!)

This wine is a rich blend of 62% Marsanne and 38% Roussanne.


$24.00  
more about Oakley FiveReds
Cline Cellars
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2003 Oakley FiveReds
California

The 2003 Oakley Five Reds is a Zinfandel and Rhone blend. The mainstay varietals are Syrah 41%, Zinfandel 27%, Petite Sirah 22%, Alicante Bouschet 10%, and Mourvedre 1%. The Syrah ...more is from the cool growing regions of Sonoma and the Central Coast, the Zinfandel comes from the optimum growing regions of Contra Costa County and Lodi, the majority of Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet, Mourvedre come from our deep sandy soils of Oakley California in Contra Costa County.

$11.00  
more about Cashmere
Cline Cellars
CAW Rating: 90
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4 reviews

2005 Cashmere
California

We initially created this blend as an auction lot for the Hospice du Rhone held in Paso Robles each year. Cashmere is a very flavorful, smooth wine that offers big cherry, raspber ...morery and chocolate notes with hints of cracked black pepper and plum.

A portion of the proceeds from every bottle sold will be donated to local charities benefiting children.


$21.00  
Thunderbolt Junction Winery
CAW Rating: 91
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1 reviews

2005 Thunder
Paso Robles, CA

55% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre and 16% Syrah. Enticing courant aroma with a hint of French Oak on the finish. Velvety smooth Rhone Blend perfect with Paella, Tuscan and French rustic ...morecuisine.

$20.00  
more about Lapsus, Rhone-style Blend
Big White House
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2005 Lapsus, Rhone-style Blend

Our 2005 Lapsus marries our Amarrosa Roussanne with our Quinlin Viognier. This year features a little more oak time on the Roussanne which doesn't come accross as oak so much in th ...moree Lapsus, but vanilla. In the Condrieu appellation of France, Viognier is the only allowed white wine varietal. A few miles down the Rhône on the opposite bank is Hermitage where Roussanne and Marsanne are the only allowed whites. Legend has it that when the Chevalier Gaspard de Stérimberg returned wounded from the Albigeois crusades in 1224, he cloistered himself within the tiny hamlet on the hill that now bears his description, Hermitage, and refused to speak for the remainder of his pious life. Surrounded as he was with spectacular vineyards he did some winemaking, and discovered the virtues of a unique blend of his local Roussanne with up river Viognier. Appearing to us in a dream, the garrulous Saint, though taciturn in life, revealed his secret in a Lapsus Lengua, slip of the tongue, and the blend, as well as the name of this wine was born. Raise a glass of Lapsus to the good St. Stérimberg.

$24.00  
Curtis Winery
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2006 Heritage Blanc
Santa Barbara County

Our 2006 Heritage Blanc is a classic Rhône-style blend with a complexity of flavor that is attributable to the inclusion of Viognier and Roussanne from vineyards in the Santa Ynez ...moreValley. It offers a vivid floral bouquet followed by opulent flavors of peach and pear with appealing mineral accents. The Roussanne component adds an assertiveness to the mid-palate, while the Viognier contributes elements of citrus and spice.

$16.00  
IO Vineyards
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2005 Io Rhone Blend
Santa Barbara County

"Like the strong-willed princess from Greek mythology for whom the wine is named, Io is beautifully expressive and sensuous, combining Syrah, Grenache, and Mourvèdre from Santa Bar ...morebara County vineyards. The 2005 Io is concentrated, complex, and exceptionally well balanced on all levels. Aromas of strawberry, blackberry pie, dark plum and earth are accented by white pepper, brown spice and toasty smoke. The mature fruit flavors and rich concentration are framed by silky, rounded tannins and a supporting thread of natural acidity, making the 2005 Io a superb accompaniment to a wine array of full-flavored dishes. The wine offers a remarkable length on the palate that continues through its opulent, resonating finish."

- Jonathan Nagy, Winemaker


$48.00  
Miller Wine Works LLC
CAW Rating: 100
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2 reviews

2005 "The Works", Red Wine, Napa Valley
Napa Valley, CA

Our first Rhone blend ... exhibits generous rose petal and kirsch on the nose, ceding to layers of dried wild strawberries, earth and spice on the palate which just keep unfolding ...more! 511 cases







48% Syrah / 38% Grenache / 14% Mourvedre


$37.00  
more about Tres Violet
Calcareous Winery
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2005 Tres Violet
Paso Robles

Medium red purple in color. Ripe, rich Rhone aromas. The nose shows dark cherries, raspberries and a hint of mocha chocolate. Cinnamon and spicy fullness in mid-palate, with a gene ...morerous, yet soft and lingering finish. The composition of the newly released '05 is a bit bolder than our '04. Now with 40% Mourvedre, 30% Syrah and 30% Grenache, this makes for a bombshell of a wine, but certainly not lacking a sense of stylish structure. This is Paso Robles Rhone at its best. Enjoy now or cellar 3-5 years.

$28.00  
Cerro Caliente Cellars
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2006 Rhone Blend
Paso Robles/Herder Vineyards

Rhone Blend 44% Syrah/28% Grenache/28% Mourvedre
Outstanding bold nose and mouth feel. Pepper notes with a load of complex fruit balanced to perfection.

$30.00  
ONX Wine
CAW Rating: 96
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1 reviews

2008 Mad Crush - Rhone Blend
Briarwood Vineyard

Mourvedre and Grenache bring fruit and spice to this eclectic blend, while Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Tempranillo provide backbone and color. A splash of Alicante Bouschet gives an a ...moredditional lift in color and complexity.

The nose is layered with cherries, cranberry and lavender, with accents of chocolate and herbs de Provence. On the palate, the wine sings with upfront fruit flavors of strawberries and sour cherries, finishing with a streak of minerality. The rich, full mouthfeel is balanced with fresh acidity and a red fruit finish that goes on and on.


$40.00  
more about Coeur Du Terrior Blanc
David Girard Vineyards
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2006 Coeur Du Terrior Blanc
El Dorado

Aromas of melon, honeysuckle, and orange blossoms have an underlying mineral essence inherent in our vineyard. Our Rhone white blend is co-harvested and co-fermented to make a bala ...morence blend. A crisp finish follows flavors of stone fruit and citrus. Our Coeur du Terroir wines, translated as ‘heart of the earth’, are the best expressions of our Rhone estate. Our 2006 Coeur du Terroir Blanc was fermented in a combination of stainless steel and neutral barrels. 217 cases produced.

$22.00  
more about Coeur Du Terrior Rouge
David Girard Vineyards
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2004 Coeur Du Terrior Rouge
El Dorado

This is the first of many vintages of fine estate Rhone blends at DGV. Aromas of cherries, herbes de Provence and toasted vanilla are complimented by the big fruit and textured mid ...more pallet of the blend. When decanted, the Coeur Rouge expresses provincial and spicy characters and is framed by soft, well placed tannins. It was barrel aged for 18 months in a combination of new, 1yr & 2yr French Oak. 418 cases produced.

$30.00  
Mariposa Wine Company
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2005 Carmichael "Sur le Pont" Rhône-Styled Blend
Monterey County

Warm and inviting on the nose, initial impressions of our Sur le Pont are of spice and chocolate, with plum and black cherry fruit also prominent in the aroma. Once in the mouth, t ...morehe tactile impression broadens considerably with a warm, roasted chestnut quality across the mid-palate, which then translates seamlessly into a full finish, with plenty of soft, chalky tannins. Dark red and black fruit flavors predominate in this rich and flavorful blend. This wine goes well with grilled meats and robust tomato-based pastas. It is also wonderful with a big, juicy steak. This Sur le Pont will age nicely through 2010.

$18.99  
more about Cote Des Caullioux
Coturri Winery
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2003 Cote Des Caullioux
Mathieu Vineyards

Cote des Cailloux is a joint venture between the Mathieu and Coturri family's. It is a classic Rhone blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mouvedre - that has great structure with intense ...moreforward fruit. Pair it with grilled vegetables, duck breast and other cuisines of California.

$35.00  
more about Triple Play
Wattle Creek Winery
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2004 Triple Play
Yorkville Highlands, Mendocino

This Rhone blend presents terrific vibrant purple and red hues. The 2004 Triple Play shows aromas of black current and a sweet hint of raspberry combined with tarry molasses, anise ...more and spicey oak. Blackberry flavors dominate with notes of smokey terroir, toasted oak and a black pepper nuance. This is a rich, well profiled and structured wine and will pair beautifully with a dry aged rib eye steak grilled to perfection and topped with gorgonzola!

$25.00  
more about Little Star Blend
Arroyo Robles Winery
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2005 Little Star Blend
Paso Robles

2008 Lodi International Wine Festival GOLD MEDAL

2008 Mid-State Fair Wine Competition SILVER MEDAL

This wine will have a long life - it's getting better m ...moreonthly. Rated 9-9.5 at the 2008 Rhone Rangers tasting in San Francisco. The deep flavor of this Rhone blend of mainly Syrah and Petite Sirah are brightened by our Tempranillo with a little fruit from a dash of Merlot. The structure is centered around the Petite Syrah with clusters of early fruit from the Tempranillo and Merlot and a full-bodied blueberry finish from the Estate Syrah. Enjoy for a long time.
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2004 Red Ink: Bordeaux/Rhone Blend
CAW Rating: 100
50
100
1 reviews
Red Ink, our propriety name for this lively and approachable wine, reflects the color of the ruby and violet highlights (Red Ink!). This wine has the aroma of candied fruit: strawberry, cranberry, earthy notes, leather and a hint of mint. The luscious aromas of fruit, earthiness and leather weave co ...

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100.0
1 reviews
2004 Red Ink: Bordeaux/Rhone Blend
Sullivan Vineyards

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5.0
1 reviews
2008 Mad Crush - Rhone Blend
ONX Wine

Impression
5.0
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2005 Percent At Pound Dollar Exclamation
Twisted Oak Winery

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5.0
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2008 Mad Crush - Rhone Blend
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