Edmunds St. John Rocks and Gravel 2005

Rhone Red Blends from Central Coast, California

Price: $19.99 $17.99
Save $2.00 (10%)
Item No. 95171
  • ST91
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • RP90

Winemaker's Notes

"(A blend of syrah, grenache, mourvedre and counoise from disparate sources) Light red. Seductively perfumed bouquet of red berries, cherry, minerals and dried flowers; smells like a Burgundy. Understated strawberry and raspberry flavors are deep but lively, with zesty minerality adding urgency. An impressively pure, spicy wine, with terrific focus, poise and finishing thrust. This is ridiculously cheap."
-International Wine Cellar

Lovely dark ruby red with a little blue. Deep, very fresh nose of strawberry, sassafras, and underbrush, and the slightest whiff of menthol: very spicy. Beautifully satiny texture on entry, focussed and energetic, with vivid inner-mouth perfume. Suave tannins frame a deep core of gorgeous fruit. Finish is long and seductive. The balance here makes the 14.2% alcohol seem impossible. If I could make this wine every year I'd be happy.

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Rating:
(9/27/2010)
One of my favorite rhone style blends from California. Shows delicacy and restraint, with pure fruit flavors. Not overdone - just an exceptional value!
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Learn About Edmunds St. John

In ten short years, Steve Edmunds has carved out an enviable reputation as one of the true pioneers of the California "Rhône Ranger" movement. Located in Berkeley, California, Edmunds St. John specializes in Rhône style wines such as Syrahs, Mourvèdres and the blended Les Côtes Sauvage.

Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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