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Terre Rouge Tête-à-Tête®, Sierra Foothills

Terre Rouge Tête-à-Tête®, Sierra Foothills Wine Details
Price: $13.00 per bottle

Description: Tête-à-Tête is our fun easy drinking assemblage of Mediterranean varietals (in 2002 - its 50% Mourvèdre & 50% Syrah). We blend it with current drinkability in mind, for drinking both at home and as a restaurant pour. We generally put it together from our younger vines and our more forward tasting barrel lots. 2002 was a year where most of our Rhône varietal lots excelled. Therefore this wine drinks like better than most Côtes-du-Rhône Villages bottlings: sappy, spicy, fabulous flavor, and great texture. It is an eminently enjoyable everyday bottle. The 2002 has a deep boysenberry fruit suggestions, smoky/meaty/gamey complex flavor components that emphasize our terroir, and a lengthy creamy texture. Aged for 14 months in François Frères barrels. This is a great California wine value !

Varietal Definition
Syrah is the eight hundred pound gorilla of Rhone grapes! In the vineyard and the winery, Syrah is typically an easy grape to work with - healthy, early ripening, resistant to mildew and rot; suitable for winemaking in a variety of styles. The wines from Syrah are tannic without being harsh. The wines will have a taste and smell of dark blue fruit like blackberries and blackcurrant, with a strong spicy side where one can find freshly ground pepper and other spices. Syrah is famous for its part in the French blends, such as Côtes du Rhone and Châteauneuf du Pape.


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