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East End Wine Exchange USD 19.99 750ml

Clos Mimi Petite Rousse Syrah Paso Robles San Luis Obispo

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Tim and Mimi Spear's gift to the world of Syrah... and Syrah aficionados. Never fined or filtered, this dense, flavorful, 100% Paso Robles Syrah is a great follow-up to the Parker-praised 2003 edition. the following comments are from RP on the '03 which garnered 92 points: A marvelous effort as well as a super value, Clos MimiGs 2003 Petite Rousse (100% destemmed Syrah, 2800 cases produced) tastes like a Paso Robles version of an Hermitage with slightly more forward fruit. No shy wine, it possesses lofty alcohol as well as loads of personality and soul. Aromas of Asian spices, licorice, pepper, herbs, blackberries, and cassis soar from the glass of this smoky, fragrant red. In the mouth, it is a plush, opulent, full-bodied offering that is impossible to resist. Enjoy it over the next 5-6 years. It's a shame there are not more high quality, personality-filled wines such as this from California. Hats off to Clos Mimi

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Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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Clos Mimi:
Established in 1996 by Tim and Mimi Spear, Clos Mimi is a "très petite" winery located in Santa Maria, California. Clos Mimi is French for "Mimi's enclosed vineyard" expressing Tim's timeless endearment to his children's mother, his wife, his business partner, his best friend and his soul mate. Inspired by the greatest "monocépage" wines of Burgundy, Côte Rotie and Hermitage, Clos Mimi is commi... Read more
Established in 1996 by Tim and Mimi Spear, Clos Mimi is a "très petite" winery located in Santa Maria, California. Clos Mimi is French for "Mimi's enclosed vineyard" expressing Tim's timeless endearment to his children's mother, his wife, his business partner, his best friend and his soul mate. Inspired by the greatest "monocépage" wines of Burgundy, Côte Rotie and Hermitage, Clos Mimi is committed to vineyard designated, one hundred percent Syrah farmed by small family growers in Paso Robles and Santa Ynez. Tim is the "vigneron" for Clos Mimi. Thanks to his traditional convictions from a previous lifetime, Tim is "très religieux" in his pursuit of natural winegrowing. In 1988 Tim had the good fortune of interning alongside a young Jean-Louis Chave in California. Three years later while spending an entire day hiking the steep vineyards of Hermitage in Jean-Louis' royal company and tasting the unblended and highly spiritual 1990 Chave Hermitage from "barrique," Tim was smitten by Syrah. Between the "Exposition Universelle" may 1855 in Paris and the first performance of Giacomo Puccini's "La Bohème's" 1 february 1896 in Turin, Mimi and Tim fell in love once upon a time. Read less

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Tim and Mimi Spear's gift to the world of Syrah... and Syrah aficionados. Never fined or filtered, this dense, flavorful, 100% Paso Robles Syrah is a great follow-up to the Parker-praised 2003 edition. the following comments are from RP on the '03 which garnered 92 points: A marvelous effort as well as a super value, Clos MimiGs 2003 Petite Rousse (100% destemmed Syrah, 2800 cases produced) tastes like a Paso Robles version of an Hermitage with slightly more forward fruit. No shy wine, it possesses lofty alcohol as well as loads of personality and soul. Aromas of Asian spices, licorice, pepper, herbs, blackberries, and cassis soar from the glass of this smoky, fragrant red. In the mouth, it is a plush, opulent, full-bodied offering that is impossible to resist. Enjoy it over the next 5-6 years. It's a shame there are not more high quality, personality-filled wines such as this from California. Hats off to Clos Mimi

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