Château Ksara Red Blend 2010

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This light and fruity wine is produced from Sauvignon, Muscat and Clairette, which are separately vatted. Its dedicat...

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My girlfriend brought some of this wine directly from Lebanon. This is a deep red with full body and oak tannins that leaves no lingering afterthou... Read more

Reminds me of a California Chard. Not bad, but not what I expected. It is actually a still wine so I don't know why they would call it blanc de bla... Read more

Color deep ruby, nose bell pepper, texture more present than the Chateau of the same vintage, the tannins come in a powerful way on the dry finish Read more

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Snooth User: clinta
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5.00 5
02/08/2011

My girlfriend brought some of this wine directly from Lebanon. This is a deep red with full body and oak tannins that leaves no lingering afterthoughts on the palate. So far this is my favorite red I have tried!


3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 12/09/2011

Reminds me of a California Chard. Not bad, but not what I expected. It is actually a still wine so I don't know why they would call it blanc de blancs. Oaky. Chard/Sauv. Blanc blend.


Snooth User: Purplebarrel
31759333
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 01/06/2010

Color deep ruby, nose bell pepper, texture more present than the Chateau of the same vintage, the tannins come in a powerful way on the dry finish


Snooth User: Purplebarrel
31759333
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 01/06/2010

color deep ruby shinny look, nose herbaceous with licorice hints, the pallet is fruity but rise at the end uncomfortable sharp tannins that obscures the finesse and the fruits


Snooth User: Purplebarrel
31759333
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/06/2010

color is deep cherry, the nose is typical oak with hints of bell pepper, the texture is disapointing and the dry tannins are typical of the Ksara touch.


Snooth User: Purplebarrel
31759333
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 01/06/2010

Deep cherry color, the nose is oak dominant, the texture is more elegant than the typical Ksara wines but the finish reminds of this winery touch, dry and powerful


External Reviews for Château Ksara Red Blend

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/23/2012

Ksara Estate lies in the heart of the Bekaa Valley near Baalbeck, where the ruins of the Temple of Bacchus from the Greco-Roman era can be found. It is called Ksara because it was the site of a ksar or fortress at the time of the Crusades. The property was acquired by the Jesuits in 1857 when it was already famed as a vineyard, and they maintained the tradition of winemaking on the estate. Climatic conditions in the Bekaa provide Ksara's vineyards with exceptional advantages. There is almost no rainfall during the growing season and diseases seldom strike the vines. Their grapes can be considered to be grown organically because pesticides and herbicides are not used. Harvesting is done by hand, but there is no need for selection because the grapes achieve full ripeness without fear of rot. Château Ksara is the largest producer in the Lebanon with 334 hectares and 38% of the local production. Grapes: Syrah (5...


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
10/16/2012

This light and fruity white wine is produced from Sauvignon, Muscat and Clairette, which are separately vatted. Its dedicated Muscat touch is excellent with vegetables, Lebanese mezze and grilled sea fish, provided it is served young and fresh. Ksara Estate lies in the heart of the Bekaa Valley near Baalbeck. It is called Ksara because it was the site of a ksar or fortress at the time of the religious military campaigns. The property was bought by the Jesuits in 1857 when it was already famed as a vineyard, and they maintained the tradition of winemaking on the estate. Climatic conditions in the Bekaa provide Ksara’s vineyards with exceptional advantages. There is almost no rainfall during the growing season and diseases seldom strike the vines. Their grapes can be deemed to be grown organically because pesticides and herbicides are not used. Harvesting is done by hand, but there is no need for selection because the grapes achieve full ripeness without fear of rot. Château Ksara is the largest producer in the Lebanon with 334 hectares and 38% of the local production. Grapes : 45% Sauvignon, 35% Muscat and 20% Clairette. Region: Lebanon / Bekaa Valley Maker: James Palge Notes : A light and fruity white wine, where fullness is given by the Clairette, aroma by the Muscat and the vigorous and fresh taste by the Sauvignon. Serve : With raw vegetables, Lebanese Mezze (appetizers) and fish. Serve chilled at 8°-10 C. ABV : 12.5% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
11/09/2010

This light and fruity wine is produced from Sauvignon, Muscat and Clairette, which are separately vatted. Its dedicated Muscat touch is excellent with vegetables, Lebanese mezze and grilled sea fish, provided it is served young and fresh. Ksara Estate lies in the heart of the Bekaa Valley near Baalbeck, where the ruins of the Temple of Bacchus from the Greco-Roman era can be found. It is called Ksara because it was the site of a ksar or fortress at the time of the Crusades. The property was acquired by the Jesuits in 1857 when it was already famed as a vineyard, and they maintained the tradition of winemaking on the estate. Climatic conditions in the Bekaa provide Ksara's vineyards with exceptional advantages. There is almost no rainfall during the growing season and diseases seldom strike the vines. Their grapes can be considered to be grown organically because pesticides and herbicides are not used. Harvesting is done by hand, but there is no need for selection because the grapes achieve full ripeness without fear of rot. Château Ksara is the largest producer in the Lebanon with 334 hectares and 38% of the local production. GRAPES VARIETALS: Sauvignon, Muscat and Clairette. WINE MAKING: Picked in cases and pressed pneumatically as whole grapes,sedimentation, then fermentation at low temperature(18C') without malolactic fermentation. MATURING: To stay light and fruity, this wine is bottled quickly and offered to the customer to be drunk promptly. TASTE: A light and fruity wine, where fullness is given by the Clairette, aroma by the Muscat and the vigorous and fresh taste by the Sauvignon. AGEING: 1 to 2 years. SERVE: With raw vegetables, Lebanese Mezze (appetizers) and fish. serve chilled at 8°-10 C.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 09/28/2011

Over the past decade, Ksara has seen the introduction of new grape varieties that have grown into vines the Bekaa valley has blissfully nurtured. Ksara has also seen developments in technique such as vines cultivation on wires and the attentive application of advanced science by French oenologists.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2009 11/09/2010

Ksara Estate lies in the heart of the Bekaa Valley near Baalbeck, where the ruins of the Temple of Bacchus from the Greco-Roman era can be found. It is called Ksara because it was the site of a ksar or fortress at the time of the Crusades. The property was acquired by the Jesuits in 1857 when it was already famed as a vineyard, and they maintained the tradition of winemaking on the estate. Climatic conditions in the Bekaa provide Ksara's vineyards with exceptional advantages. There is almost no rainfall during the growing season and diseases seldom strike the vines. Their grapes can be considered to be grown organically because pesticides and herbicides are not used. Harvesting is done by hand, but there is no need for selection because the grapes achieve full ripeness without fear of rot. Château Ksara is the largest producer in the Lebanon with 334 hectares and 38% of the local production. Vintage: 2006 Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Vinification: The grapes are manually harvested, destemmed and transferred to vat for 20-30 days. Fermentation takes place at 28°C with several remuages and daily tastings.The free-run wine and press wine are separated, and then malolactic fermentation occurs. The wine is matured in French oak casks (50% new) for 14 months. Then they are fined and bottled. Colour: Dense deep purple red. Taste: A spicy nose with notes of blackcurrant and ripe red fruits. In the mouth it has power and length with firm tannins and structure. Serve: At 18-20°C with red meat and game. It can be cellared for up to 15 years.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2009 11/15/2010

Ksara Estate lies in the heart of the Bekaa Valley near Baalbeck, where the ruins of the Temple of Bacchus from the Greco-Roman era can be found. It is called Ksara because it was the site of a ksar or fortress at the time of the Crusades. The property was acquired by the Jesuits in 1857 when it was already famed as a vineyard, and they maintained the tradition of winemaking on the estate. Climatic conditions in the Bekaa provide Ksara's vineyards with exceptional advantages. There is almost no rainfall during the growing season and diseases seldom strike the vines. Their grapes can be considered to be grown organically because pesticides and herbicides are not used. Harvesting is done by hand, but there is no need for selection because the grapes achieve full ripeness without fear of rot. Château Ksara is the largest producer in the Lebanon with 334 hectares and 38% of the local production. Grapes: Carignan Gris (50%) and Grenache Gris (50%). Vinification: This wine is obtained by bleeding after a short period of cold maceration. Sedimentation and fermentation are carried out at 18°C. The wine is racked off to avoid malolactic fermentation. It is fined and then stabilised by refrigeration before being bottled as quickly as possible. Colour: Salmon pink with grey undertones. Taste: An aromatic nose of berries, vine flowers, peony and a touch of jasmine. Fresh and light, it is vivid elegant and harmonious. Serve: Chilled at 8-10°C on its own or with light meals, fresh salads, white meats and fish. A perfect spring/summer wine. It is best enjoyed young.


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
Vintage: 2009 10/16/2012

Ksara Estate lies in the heart of the Bekaa Valley near Baalbeck, where the ruins of the Temple of Bacchus from the Greco-Roman era can be found. It is called Ksara because it was the site of a ksar or fortress at the time of the religious military campaigns. The property was bought by the Jesuits in 1857 when it was already famed as a vineyard, and they maintained the tradition of winemaking on the estate. Climatic conditions in the Bekaa provide Ksara’s vineyards with exceptional advantages. There is almost no rainfall during the growing season and diseases seldom strike the vines. Their grapes can be deemed to be grown organically because pesticides and herbicides are not used. Harvesting is done by hand, but there is no need for selection because the grapes achieve full ripeness without fear of rot. Château Ksara is the largest producer in the Lebanon with 334 hectares and 38% of the local production. Grapes : Carignan Gris (50%) and Grenache Gris (50%). Region: Lebanon / Bekaa Valley Notes : An aromatic nose of berries, vine flowers, peony and a touch of jasmine. Fresh and light, it is vivid elegant and harmonious. Serve : Chilled at 8-10°C on its own or with light meals, fresh salads, poultry and fish. A perfect spring/summer wine. It is best enjoyed young. ABV : 13% Suitable for Vegetarians


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2007 05/20/2010

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2005 03/02/2008

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2005 03/02/2008

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2004 12/21/2008

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2004 10/04/2007

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2004 03/02/2008

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2004 10/26/2007

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Winemaker's Notes:

This light and fruity wine is produced from Sauvignon, Muscat and Clairette, which are separately vatted. Its dedicated Muscat touch is excellent with vegetables, Lebanese mezze and grilled sea fish, provided it is served young and fresh. Ksara Estate lies in the heart of the Bekaa Valley near Baalbeck, where the ruins of the Temple of Bacchus from the Greco-Roman era can be found. It is called Ksara because it was the site of a ksar or fortress at the time of the Crusades. The property was acquired by the Jesuits in 1857 when it was already famed as a vineyard, and they maintained the tradition of winemaking on the estate. Climatic conditions in the Bekaa provide Ksara's vineyards with exceptional advantages. There is almost no rainfall during the growing season and diseases seldom strike the vines. Their grapes can be considered to be grown organically because pesticides and herbicides are not used. Harvesting is done by hand, but there is no need for selection because the grapes achieve full ripeness without fear of rot. Château Ksara is the largest producer in the Lebanon with 334 hectares and 38% of the local production. GRAPES VARIETALS: Sauvignon, Muscat and Clairette. WINE MAKING: Picked in cases and pressed pneumatically as whole grapes,sedimentation, then fermentation at low temperature(18C') without malolactic fermentation. MATURING: To stay light and fruity, this wine is bottled quickly and offered to the customer to be drunk promptly. TASTE: A light and fruity wine, where fullness is given by the Clairette, aroma by the Muscat and the vigorous and fresh taste by the Sauvignon. AGEING: 1 to 2 years. SERVE: With raw vegetables, Lebanese Mezze (appetizers) and fish. serve chilled at 8°-10 C.

This light and fruity wine is produced from Sauvignon, Muscat and Clairette, which are separately vatted. Its dedicated Muscat touch is excellent with vegetables, Lebanese mezze and grilled sea fish, provided it is served young and fresh. Ksara Estate lies in the heart of the Bekaa Valley near Baalbeck, where the ruins of the Temple of Bacchus from the Greco-Roman era can be found. It is called Ksara because it was the site of a ksar or fortress at the time of the Crusades. The property was acquired by the Jesuits in 1857 when it was already famed as a vineyard, and they maintained the tradition of winemaking on the estate. Climatic conditions in the Bekaa provide Ksara's vineyards with exceptional advantages. There is almost no rainfall during the growing season and diseases seldom strike the vines. Their grapes can be considered to be grown organically because pesticides and herbicides are not used. Harvesting is done by hand, but there is no need for selection because the grapes achieve full ripeness without fear of rot. Château Ksara is the largest producer in the Lebanon with 334 hectares and 38% of the local production. GRAPES VARIETALS: Sauvignon, Muscat and Clairette. WINE MAKING: Picked in cases and pressed pneumatically as whole grapes,sedimentation, then fermentation at low temperature(18C') without malolactic fermentation. MATURING: To stay light and fruity, this wine is bottled quickly and offered to the customer to be drunk promptly. TASTE: A light and fruity wine, where fullness is given by the Clairette, aroma by the Muscat and the vigorous and fresh taste by the Sauvignon. AGEING: 1 to 2 years. SERVE: With raw vegetables, Lebanese Mezze (appetizers) and fish. serve chilled at 8°-10 C.

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