2011 De Su Propia Cosecha "La Cosecha" Central Coast Rhône Blend

SKU #1209492

While the Central Coast is certainly known for its Pinot Noir, there are plenty of other great wines there as well. Take, for example, the wealth of Rhône-styled wines in the greater area. The 2011 De Su Propia Cosecha "La Cosecha" Central Coast Rhône Blend is one of the new steals we found on our recent Central Coast trip. With pretty tones of violet, rich pork fat, fine spices and a touch of blackberry, this juicy, plump wine was a treat and a shocking value. Cocoa powder, beef au jus and black pepper dovetail seamlessly to create a fun yet serious wine that can rival any Côtes du Rhône we have currently. (Bryan Brick, K&L Domestic wines buyer)

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By: Andrew Stevens | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/3/2016 | Send Email
I remember one of my co-workers telling me about this wine when she visited on the last Central Coast trip it sounded fantastic. Then I was able to try the wine and I was even more excited. This is dark juicy wine done right, layers of blackberry and red fruit overlay spice and floral notes. This wine is big, with lots of flavor and a nice chewy finish. For those looking to buy Rhone but don't want the price tag, buy this wine.

By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 3/10/2016 | Send Email
This is a nice, chewy Rhone blend with dark red and black fruits. It also has nice, spicy finish, ample mouthfeel and great balance. At this price, it is a super bargain!
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Varietal:

Rhone Blends

Country:

United States

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Sub-Region:

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.
Specific Appellation:

Santa Maria/Santa Barbara

- Santa Maria and Santa Ynez make up the two AVAs of Santa Barbara County, an area known for its natural beauty and temperate climate. The best grape-growing areas, however, are located on the very coastal reaches of these two appellations, and are cooled by ever-present fog and ocean breezes (it is even cooler and foggier here than Carneros!). As expected, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive while the more inland zones lay claim to Bordeaux varietals and some Rhône blends.
Alcohol Content (%): 14.3