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Edmunds St. John Red Rhone Blend California Rocks and Gravel 2005

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A piercing nose of blueberry and black raspberry candy, soil, mineral, slate, pressed flowers/violet, a slight citrus peel tone, very fresh nose with an energetic fruity/savory synergy. Really delightful to smell. Fairly velvety right up front then brightening somewhat with a strong acidic push that is held in check by the ripe balanced fruit. A bit spicy up front with tobacco, bitter cocoa, and forest floor notes to the black tinged plum and berry fruit. The tannins are really well managed here offering great support to the fruit without being intrusive, or even noticeable for that matter. Very refreshing on the backend and finishing with good thrust and length to the mineral tinged black fruits, with a lovely flourish of spice on the finale. Great value 91pts

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Edmunds St. John:
We have little taste for most of the wines of the New World and Australia; however, we greatly admire some of those produced by the "second generation" of California vintners, ... above all, those of the astonishing Steve Edmunds; his wines do more than express the particular personality of the vintner and have entered the arena of those that are an expression of the land and culture.

Editorial Reviews for Edmunds St. John Red Rhone Blend California Rocks and Gravel

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,936
4.50 5
04/20/2009

A piercing nose of blueberry and black raspberry candy, soil, mineral, slate, pressed flowers/violet, a slight citrus peel tone, very fresh nose with an energetic fruity/savory synergy. Really delightful to smell. Fairly velvety right up front then brightening somewhat with a strong acidic push that is held in check by the ripe balanced fruit. A bit spicy up front with tobacco, bitter cocoa, and forest floor notes to the black tinged plum and berry fruit. The tannins are really well managed here offering great support to the fruit without being intrusive, or even noticeable for that matter. Very refreshing on the backend and finishing with good thrust and length to the mineral tinged black fruits, with a lovely flourish of spice on the finale. Great value 91pts

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Snooth User: barri0s1872
802761,438
3.00 5
12/17/2008

very likeable; smooth, juicy, light-to-medium bodied, predominent white and black pepper, hints of green pepper along with a vegetal nose.


Snooth User: oolah
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3.50 5
02/13/2009

California Cotes du Rhone. Pretty good, but I can get real CDR of equivalent quality for less $$


Snooth User: drsint
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3.00 5
10/21/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for Edmunds St. John Red Rhone Blend California Rocks and Gravel

External Review
04/09/2008

This wine's a bit on the wild side. A blend of red Rhône grape varieties, it sings with flavors of baked plum, dried cherry, white pepper, a bit of licorice, and some floral notes. Lovingly made from Paso Robles fruit.




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