2011 McPrice Myers "Cremant de la Cote" Paso Robles Grenache Noir Brut

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When I saw a Domestic Sparkling wine made from Grenache Blanc and hailing from Paso Robles, of all places, I had to give it a try. I had this picture in my mind of something like Australian Sparkling Shiraz but I was completely wrong. It couldn't have been further from it. Light, delicate and with a lovely orange/pink hue to its color this was an unexpected treat. I loved how this spread out on the palate from some lees contact with a bready/cake-like aspect yet never felt blousy. White pepper, granite, custard and Rainier cherry combine forces to create something wildly new and completely different for anything I've ever had before. (Bryan Brick, K&L)

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By: Jim Boyce |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/28/2014  | Send Email
Made from 100% Grenache Noir from Paso Robles, this is truly a unique sparkling wine! Aged in stainless steel, this has a creamy mid palate full of golden apple and pear fruit, with a nice mineral component. While rich and creamy, this wine has a serious, dry finish.

By: Bryan Brick |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/28/2014  | Send Email
When I saw a Domestic Sparkling wine made from Grenache Blanc and hailing from Paso Robles, of all places, I had to give it a try. I had this picture in my mind of something like Australian Sparkling Shiraz but I was completely wrong. It couldn't have been further from it. Light, delicate and with a lovely orange/pink hue to its color this was an unexpected treat. I loved how this spread out on the palate from some lees contact with a bready/cake-like aspect yet never felt blousy. White pepper, granite, custard and Rainier cherry combine forces to create something wildly new and completely different for anything I've ever had before.

By: Angie An |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/12/2014  | Send Email
Now that's a sparkling wine you don't see every day! Made 100% from Grenache Noir. I smell high-toned Granny Smith apples, peachy fruit and chalky limestone minerality, almost like in between a Prosecco and a Cava. Lively big bubbles that falls apart gently on the palate and a smooth finish.

By: Jason Marwedel |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/9/2014  | Send Email
A unique sparkling wine composed of 100% Grenache Noir, with no dosage added. The nose offers notes of bright raspberry fruit, toasted brioche and biscuit. On the palate, this wine is rich and creamy, but finishes chalky and dry with hints of hazelnut. A very serious sparkling wine, that is absolutely worth trying!

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Varietal:

Grenache

- Fat, ripe and rich with ample fruit and vibrant acidity, wines made from Grenache are easy to love. While its origins are still under dispute - some suggest Spain, where it is called Garnacha, while others say it came first from Sardinia, where it is called Cannonau - it is inarguably one of the most planted varietals in the world. A hearty grape, Grenache does well in hot, dry regions and its sturdy stalk also makes it well-suited to withstand blustery conditions like the Provençal Mistral. It ripens at relatively high sugar levels, which translates to higher potential alcohol in the wines it produces. Grenache may be most famous in the Southern Rhône areas such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas where it has long been an important component of delicious blends. But it's also the source of the crisp rosés from Tavel, Lirac and Provence, and age-worthy vins doux naturels like Rivsaltes and Banyuls. Grenache is also found in large swaths of northeastern Spain, in Navarre, in Rioja, where it plays a supporting role in blends with Tempranillo, and in the distinctive wines of Priorat. The grape was once the most widely planted varietal in Australia, though Shiraz and Cabernet have overtaken it. In California, Grenache plantings have dwindled from their heyday in the San Joaquin Valley, but it is starting to see a resurgence, albeit in smaller plantings, where other Rhône varietals thrive.
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United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.
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California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year. For our entire selection of California wines, please visit this link.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.5