Category Archives: Counoise

Holly’s Hill El Dorado Patriarche Red Blend – 2007 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is 63% Mourvèdre, 19% Syrah, 13% Grenache, and 5% Counoise.  Nicely layered. Supple tannins; Ripe bramble berries, smoke, chocolate and Pioppini mushroom; and scented from a heavily wooded forest. ** ¡Salud! James the Wine Guy http://jamesthewineguy.com/ *** A … Continue reading

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Tablas Creek Esprit de Beaucastel Paso Robles Red Blend – 2007 – 9.0 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is 44% Mourvèdre 29% Grenache 21% Syrah and 6% Counoise and presents with notes of spiced red pear, smoked cardamom and chile Guajillo. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around the world. Read more … Continue reading

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David Girard El Dorado Red Blend – 2005 – 9.0 -James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine is 38% Mourvèdre 23% Syrah 23% Grenache and 15% Counoise.  And presents with notes of reduced dark cherry, nutmeg, Chanterelle mushroom and scent from a plum orchard. ¡Salud! *** A plethora of wine reviews from wines regions around … Continue reading

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Frick Owl Hill Dry Creek Valley Counoise – 2007 – 9.3 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A distinct varietal; abundance in acid; considerable finesse.  This wine presents with notes of roasted red plum and cherry, amalgam of Pioppini and Crimini mushroom, and finishing with a brooding of winter spices. *** A plethora of wine reviews from … Continue reading

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Edward Sellers Cuvee de Cinq Paso Robles Red Blend – 2004 – 8.9 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This wine contains – 27% Grenache, 27% Mourvèdre, 25% Syrah, 13% Counoise & 8% Cinsault; a interesting wine that does not have; a predominate or grape that overwhelms the other varietals. This wine is sophisticated and bold and yet elegant; … Continue reading

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Beckman Vineyards Santa Ynez Valley Cuvee Le Bec – 2005 – 8.6 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

This is a very interesting Rhone varietal blend. This wine contains 53% Grenache, 34% Syrah, 8% Mourvedre and 5% Counoise. This wine presents with a nice acid structure and the blend offers evenness and medium baked red fruit, white pepper, … Continue reading

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