Santa Barbara County Cinsaut 2020

Chilled a bit & enjoyed while grilling — 2 months ago

Château Simone

Palette Grand Cru de Provence Rosé Grenache Blend 2018

Nose has summer roses, cut cherries, mashed raspberry, stainless steel, minor flint, blood orange peel and dried rose; additional development with each swirl & sniff.

Palate has dried raspberry, dried orange peel, warm green herbs, dehydrated peach, mild tannins (wow), lengthy finish with minor dehydrated tart cherry. Such an experience with a barrel aged rosé!

Future bottles on 2018 should be held until 2026+

Grenache 45% / Mourvèdre 30% / Cinsaut 5% / 20% Field Blend including Syrah, Castet, Manosquin, Carignan & various Muscatel

Bottle No. 057148 | Lot 0603
Decanted 4h. I will endeavour to follow the development of this bottle over the coming days.

24 Hour Update: Fresh raspberry most prominent today on the nose. Palate is showing raspberry jam with minor leather notes.

48 Hour Update: Fresh & dried raspberry, fresh rose, bowl of fresh cherries, moist cedar plank and dry sandstone on the nose. Palate is showing dried strawberry, dried raspberry, minor green herbs, dried orange peel and minor dried cherry. This bottle looks to finally unknitting towards its greater self.

72 Hour Update: See 48 Hour notes, plateaued to a good spot still. Enough wine left for one more update.

192 Hour Update: Nose has cranberry jelly, ripe raspberry, warmed cherries, fresh cranberry and dried orange peel. Palate has raspberry juice, freshly juiced cherry, cranberry juice cut with water, dried orange and minor dried herbs. Still doing great, on day eight. Final update.
— a year ago

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Jan A

Jan A

Nice color


Do you leave it in the fridge overnight or out?
Severn Goodwin

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@Michael It stays in the wine cooler, then makes an appearance to be poured, then we allow it to warm in the glass. I'm going to try to stretch it about 3 days.

David Finlayson

The Pepper Pot Red Blend 2018

Very earthy on the nose, lots of dark fruit at first then a smooth but peppery finish. Syrah, Mourvèdre, Tannat, Cinsaut, Grenache, Carignan blend. Very nice — 3 months ago

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Sharon B

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@Trixie yes the wine was delicious!

JM Cellars

The Benches Vineyard Cinsaut Red 2016

All same notes apply from the 2014 vintage, but I think this vintage is even better! :) — a year ago

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The Vinoneers

No. 42 Orpheus & the Raven Red Blend

2017 Amazing limited edition Pinotage, Pinot noir and Cinsaut. Complex full bodied wine. — a year ago

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Kaapzicht Estate

Cinsaut Kaapzicht Skuinsberg

So delicious.. more serious than some of the cinsauts that I have had. Nuanced and delicious. Still serious, but fun. — 4 months ago

Ledge Vineyards

Ledge MCA Cuvée Paso Robles Grenache Blend 2017

Crazy blend of 30% Grenache, 30% Cinsaut, 20% Tannat; 10% Petite Syrah, 5% Syrah and 5% Zinfandel from the James Berry, Adams Ranch and G2 Vineyards.

Consumed over 2 days; Day 1 was dominated by the Grenache with a lifted sweetness of ripe strawberry and raspberry jams, red currants and really cool streak of citrus mid-palate; Day 2 showed more of a darker and savory palate with a heavy dose of Syrah and Tannat; spice and iron with black pepper on the back end; all these grapes played so well together presenting a lush and silky mouthfeel; 15% ABV wasn't even noticeable.
— 10 months ago

Château Trians

Côteaux Varois en Provence Rosé Blend 2015

2015 Vintage.13.5% Alcohol. 60% Grenache, 30% Cinsaut, 10% Syrah. Thought this may be over the hill but still had good acidity and fruit. Great patio sipper on a warm evening. — a year ago

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Great tasting wine with an unusual taste. I think its the blend with the Cinsaut — a year ago