Mont Redon Chateauneuf du Pape 2007

Author: Mike  //  Category: Wine

Tom at Jewel Lake here. Whenever I am asked what my favorite wine is the temptation is to say “The one in my glass,” a line stolen from Hugh Johnson (among others I suspect). But when push comes to shove a good bottle of Rhone always makes a nice candidate.

A great one is even better.

Chateau Mont Redon is a large historic property in the middle of the high plateau of Chateauneuf du Pape and 2007 was an absolutely spectacular vintage in the southern Rhone. It’s a nice combination. The wine is a beguiling blend of grenache, syrah, cinsault, mouvedre with a touch each of counise, muscardin and vaccarese (remember those last three, there’ll be a quiz later).

Aged half in Burgundian barrels and half in stainless steel the wine’s aroma is a heady melting pot of exotic dark plum and ripe fig sprinkled with Asian spices and the palate follows through with spicy cherry licorice and mineral notes framed in by silky tannins.

Rated 92, 91 and 90 points by Stephen Tanzer, Wine Entusiast and Wine Spectator respectively.

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Alexandria Nicole Cellars Tasting with Owners Jarrod and Ali Boyle

Author: Mike  //  Category: Wine

 

News alert!

Killer wine tasting with owners/winemakers Ali and Jarrod Boyle of Alexandria Nicole Cellars, Horse Heaven Hills AVA, Washington State. Tuesday July 17th 7PM at the Hotel Captain Cook downstairs in the Quadrant room. Reservations are $45 per person. Please email back to mike@anchoragewinehouse.com or phone the Huffman location at 907 677 9050.
Everyone has been asking what’s next and here it is!  Alexandria Nicole Cellars specializes in small batch fermentations sourced from their property and produced in their facility. Jarrod started working with vineyards at Hogue Cellars under Dr Wade Wolf. During that time he recognized his future Destiny Ridge Vineyard when it was just rocks and sage brush. Today, well, you can taste for yourself. Wow! They didn’t just receive the 2011 Washington Winery of the Year for nothing!  Mostly their work is sold though the two tasting rooms, their wine club, on line, restaurants and a very few high end bottle shops. Of which, Anchorage Wine House is one! Woo Woo! This is our kinda stuff it’s what we have been preaching for years. Anchorage is so far away that any chance to get around the actual owners is rare. Gather the troops on Tuesday and peel away to the Captain Cook because “Life’s too short to drink bad wine”!

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2010  Viognier Crawford Vineyard  $ 24.49
2010  Shepherds Mark White Rhone  $ 22.29
Wine Enthusiast 91 pts & Editors Choice
2009  Destiny Ridge Vineyard Quarry Butte  $ 24.49
Seattle Wine Award Double Gold
2009  Rockstar Red  $ 40.89
2010  Jet Black Syrah  $ 28.89
Next Generation Wine Competition Double Gold & Best In Class
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Seattle Wine Awards 2011 Double Gold