2011 Domaine de la Terre Rouge "Tête à Tête" Sierra Foothills Rhone Blend

SKU #1271290 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 (a blend of 45% mourvedre, 28% syrah and 27% grenache): Bright medium red. Spicy red fruit aromas are complemented by an iron-like element of smoky meat and lifted by orange peel. Dry, round and aromatic in the mouth, with red berry flavors animated by pepper, licorice and herbs. This fresh, spicy blend finishes with sweet, easygoing tannins and good length. A noteworthy value.  (5/2014)

Wine Enthusiast

 This is meant to be an approachable blend and it delivers. Made from Mourvèdre with smaller percentages of Syrah and Grenache, it's savory, medium-bodied and fresh, nicely drunk young. Brambly blackberry and game are most prominent on the palate.  (8/2014)

Wine Spectator

 Tilted toward immediate consumption, this is nonetheless firmly tannic, with a mix of savory herb, cherry and rhubarb notes, balanced by drying tannins. Mourvèdre, Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2020. 2,500 cases made.  (3/2014)

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Rhone Blends

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United States

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California

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Sierra Foothills/El Dorado

- This sweeping inland territory (an AVA on its own right), encompassing El Dorado, Fiddletown, Shenandoah and Amador, has been on the grape-growing map since the Gold Rush. With the exception of high-altitude El Dorado, the vineyards here are sun-baked and hot—in other words, best suited to old-vine zinfandel, petit sirah and Rhône varietals. The cooler climes of El Dorado are ideal for cabernet, chardonnay and merlot.
Alcohol Content (%): 14.5