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South River Vineyard Rosé Blend Grand River Valley Temptation 2009

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Snooth User: connie7899
3.00 5

nice crisp chard...no oak here> a bit too acidic, but great for the price>

Snooth User: Lady Dragonsinger
4.00 5

Very good with spicy beef dishes. Complements rather than over powers

3.00 5

Ótimo vinho. Suave. Forte. Bom para noites frias. Tomei o syraz

Snooth User: robert m
5.00 5

the owner is rude and unprofessional will never return after last nite

Snooth User: oigirg
2.50 5

Fun summer party wine. A little more complex than I expected. My non- wine drinking friends LOVED it.

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Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's

Rhone, FranceChateau Pesquie Terrasses is a gorgeous blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah from the Cotes du Ventoux region east of Avignon. The Grenache comes from 60-year-old vines and the Syrah from 30-year-old vines. This red wine gem is from the southern Rhone valley, one of the most beautiful wine regions of the world with its picturesque villages dotting a landscape of rolling hillside vineyards. Paul and Edith Chaudiere chose the name Terrasses in homage to their ancestors who carved terraces into carefully chosen vineyard sites. A perennial favorite of Robert Parker, Pesquie Terrasses has scored 90 points or higher in 8 of 10 vintages rated since 1998. This newly released 2009 scored 90 points! The history of Chateau Pesquie is a story about a family passionate about wine in the Ventoux region over three generations. The winery is now run by Alexandre and Frederic Chaudiere. I enjoyed a visit to the chateau nearly a decade ago when my family rented a vacation home in the tiny village of Mormoiron--just one kilometer from the Pesquie estate!Chateau Pesquie Terrasses is dark ruby red in color with an intense nose of blackberries, raspberries, black cherries, licorice and garrigue. Full-bodied with firm tannins, the wine is fresh and elegant on the palate. 35% of the vintage was aged for 12 months in oak barrels. Well balanced to enjoy over the next 5-6 years, it is rich and lingering on the finish.Enjoy Chateau Pesquie Terrasses with lamb chops, daube Provencal, burgers and grilled vegetables.

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The 2001 Les Terrasses is a remarkable offering from importer Eric Solomon, who personally put together this 9,000 case blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah, all from vines over thirty years of age. Approximately one-third of it spent time in barrel. A dense ruby/purple color is followed by sumptuous aromas of black fruits, spice, earth, and dazzling purity, and tremendous texture, this high-class, serious Côtes du Ventoux is supple enough to drink now yet possesses all the stuffing needed to age (possibly improve) for 4-6 years. Amazing stuff!

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One of the top estates in the Cotes du Ventoux, Pesquie has been a project for importer Eric Solomon (who creates these custom cuvées for the American marketplace). There are 8,000 cases of the 2004 Cuvée des Terrasses, a blend of 70% Grenache (60-year old vines) and 30% Syrah (30-year old vines), that is aged in barrel (40%) and tank (60%). This knock-out value is a terrific bistro-styled, food-flexible offering with a huge spice and fruit profile. Smoky, roasted herb notes intermixed with black cherry jam, currant, plum, and spice box aromas jump from the glass of this medium to full-bodied, richly fruity red. Displaying a seamless integration of acidity and tannin, it should be enjoyed over the next 2-3 years.

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Another of my favorite estates in the up-and-coming Cotes du Ventoux appellation, Pesquie's inexpensive 2009 Terrasses is a custom cuvee put together by American importer Eric Solomon. Composed of 70% Grenache (from 60-year-old vines) and 30% Syrah (from 30-year-old vines), aged in neutral oak, and bottled unfined and unfiltered, this 10,000-case cuvée hits every sweet spot on the palate. Tasting more like a Chateauneuf du Pape than an inexpensive Cotes du Ventoux, this dense ruby/purple-colored wine offers up scents of licorice, black cherries, raspberries, pepper, and meat juices. Medium to full-bodied with a structured, well-delineated mouthfeel, good freshness, a heady finish, and firm, but well-balanced tannins, it should drink nicely for 2-3 years.

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Round, juicy, and ripe on the palate with lots of stone fruits and a tangy acidity on the end. Lots of wonderful things, all in one bottle!

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The Ventoux apellation is essentially a Côtes du Rhône sub-region. The wines, consistent with the southern Rhône style, are produced mainly from Grenache and Syrah. Château Pesquié is composed of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah. Helped along by 14% alcohol, the Grenache shows a typically strong red raspberry liqueur element. But the blend also brings pepper spice, black fruits and a ripe plum flavor. Medium bodied, clear and bright, with a refreshing purity of fruit, this wine represents real authenticity of place and grape. A great dinner wine with food compatibility rating as one of its top assets. Good concentration and lingering flavors.

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Fine white wine- 2009 - Hirtzberger Gr

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Tasting Notes:

Aromas of red berries, particularly strawberry and raspberry, with hints of licorice root and roses. Fresh and fruity on the palate with generous red berry flavors. It is a well-balanced and clean wine.

Alcohol Percentage: null %

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 6.20 g/l grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.8 grams per liter

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