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Andrew Rich, Tabula Rasa Red - 2013

Item # 31490 750mL
$18.96/ Single Bottle
$227.52 $204.77/ Case of 12
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Red
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USA
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Tasting Notes

Andrew Rich handcrafts wines from purchased grapes in the Pacific Northwest. This is a blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, and Grenache sourced from vineyards in the Columbia Valley. Cassis, blueberries, and a touch of leather with firm tannins and bright acidity. A good bottle to enjoy with red meat dishes.


Astor's Glossary of Terms

Grenache

The Grenache grape (a.k.a. Grenache Noir) produces relatively pale, fruity red wines that often stop just short of sweetness. Grenache is familiar to most wine drinkers as an ingredient in the blends of the Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon, where it can add charm to varieties that are a little rougher around the edges. The distinguished Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas appellations are both...

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Mourvèdre

Known as Mataro in California and Monastrell in Spain, Mourvèdre can produce bold, tannic, highly alcoholic red wines. They usually show no shortage of fruit as well, and the best examples keep it all in perfect balance. Rhône-style blends are cropping up all over the world, and one of the classic tried-and-true combinations is "GSM," or Grenache-Syrah-Mourvèdre. The "M" contributes focus and...

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Syrah

We'd like to clear this up once and for all: the Shiraz grape is genetically identical to Syrah. Australian winemakers put "Shiraz" on the map (and, many would argue, vice versa), and the term is now used throughout much of the New World. Let it never be said, however, that Shiraz and Syrah are the same thing: the region in which the grape is grown determines much about the flavor of the wine it...

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