Sunday, September 21, 2008

Not sticky, sweet or purple.

I was surprised to see this wine on the list at Gjelina in Venice because the only thing I've ever had from Cassis is purple and sticky. 

Domaine du Bagnol, Cassis, 2006 is Grenache Blanc based with a little Ugni Blanc and its very soft and easy drinking. Appley with a fresh crisp lemony finish. I'm not saying that its the most complex wine in the world, but at $40 its perfect for the end of summer when you're broke from that European vacation and too many trips to BCBG for that perfect flirty little warm weather number. You know what I'm saying ladies!

7 comments:

tercero wines said...

Amy,

Thanks fot the notes. I have not tried this wine but will have to search it out.

Are you a friend of the variety? If so, you should check out the grenache blancs coming out of Santa Barbara Cty - namely Epiphany, Curran, and tercero (my own brand!).

Cheers!

Not Lesser Celery said...

Sandy Garber's Topanga Vineyards Grenache blanc name of Celadon is excellent stuff too.

tercero wines said...

Is the Celadon still from Clarksburg fruit or have they planted any themselves? Curious to hear . . .

Cheers!

Amy said...

Yeah, I dig Sandy's Grenache Blanc. Pour it BTG at aoc. I've had Curran on a few occassions, but will have to check out Tercero! Amy

Last Train said...

The '06 Celadon came from the Esperanza vineyard in Clarksburg, while the '07 was sourced from the biodynamically-farmed Beeswax vineyard in Monterey County.

tercero wines said...

Thanks for the info. Are you the winemaker? Curious to hear more about this wine - how it's fermented, etc. . . .

Cheers!

Garber Baby said...

I'm not, Sandy Garber & Ralph Meyer are. Drop Sandy a line here: sandy@tvwinery.com as the website - www.tvwinery.com - is not super up-to-date. That said, K&L have good notes on the '07 Celadon: "Tank-fermented and aged for six months in neutral oak with moderate batonnage, this high-toned beauty has the richness of the Rhône with the juicy acidity that comes from a cool, coastal vineyard. Its beguiling bouquet is reminiscent of white peaches and minerals, continuing onto the palate."