Château Musar

Hochar Père & Fils Bekaa Valley Red Blend

9.1202 ratings
9.138 pro ratings
Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Carignan, Grenache
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Veal, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Sara Thomas

2009 vintage but still retains a lot of the dark fruit. Spicy and balanced with acidity that keeps its freshness. Nice!

2009 vintage but still retains a lot of the dark fruit. Spicy and balanced with acidity that keeps its freshness. Nice!

Feb 16th, 2019
Amy Monroe

Cab, Carignan , Cinsault, Grenache. Fermented in cement, 9 months in oak. 5 years bottle age before release. Expressive nose, baking spice, juicy blackberry. A delicious wine that leaves you wanting more.

Cab, Carignan , Cinsault, Grenache. Fermented in cement, 9 months in oak. 5 years bottle age before release. Expressive nose, baking spice, juicy blackberry. A delicious wine that leaves you wanting more.

3 people found it helpfulJan 20th, 2015
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.0

The Grenache is what really stands out here. A little rough and rustic and I like it that way. I've always been a fan of the flagship bottling and it's nice to see that this isn't just an entry level version of it.

The Grenache is what really stands out here. A little rough and rustic and I like it that way. I've always been a fan of the flagship bottling and it's nice to see that this isn't just an entry level version of it.

1 person found it helpfulSep 8th, 2016
Gregory Fulchiero

Imposing tannins day 1, softened overall day 2 but ripe jammy fruit and tobacco notes came to the front. Definitely a good pairing wine. More enjoyable with solid decant. Missing the forest floor and mushroom of Musar's top offering.

Imposing tannins day 1, softened overall day 2 but ripe jammy fruit and tobacco notes came to the front. Definitely a good pairing wine. More enjoyable with solid decant. Missing the forest floor and mushroom of Musar's top offering.

Sep 28th, 2016
Corey Zamora, CSW

Terrific. Love the bright red fruit, balanced acidity, long finish. Such a great wine

Terrific. Love the bright red fruit, balanced acidity, long finish. Such a great wine

Apr 28th, 2016
Ryan Flinn

Loved it. Really pretty wine.

Loved it. Really pretty wine.

Mar 1st, 2016
Aaron Keller

Great fruit, bright and luscious. Finish pulls it all together and leaves you wanting another drink.

Great fruit, bright and luscious. Finish pulls it all together and leaves you wanting another drink.

Jan 7th, 2015
EJ Cory

a beauty! Outshined my attempt at osso buco

a beauty! Outshined my attempt at osso buco

Dec 20th, 2014
Max Gottesfeld

Like a really great Bordeaux with more cherry notes up front.

Like a really great Bordeaux with more cherry notes up front.

Nov 2nd, 2014
Carrie Marchal

It's been more than 12 years since I've had one of these wines. Too long.

It's been more than 12 years since I've had one of these wines. Too long.

Oct 24th, 2014