R Wines Bitch Grenache 2007

Grenache from Barossa Valley, Australia

$11.99
Item No. 95246
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Bitch, a provocatively named 100% Grenache from R Wines, achieves the potential of this difficult-to-grow grape. Winemakers Chris Ringland and Lisa Wetherell use fruit sourced from vineyards in the Ebenezer sub-region of Barossa Valley in South Australia. Yields from the 25-year-old vines grown in sand over clay are modest, 3 to 5 tons an acre.

The nose and palate are a delicate mix of fruit characters; perfumed raspberries, peach, and poached quince. The palate extends to a juicy, fleshy texture with confectionary flavors of strawberries and cream and finishes with spicy, cloves, and nutmeg.

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Rating:
(9/26/2010)
I am a huge fan of this wine. The 2005 hooked me and I was addicted to this serve-to-everyone wine. I very rarely find someone who does not like this Grenache. The 2006 was a little less spectacular but still good. The first sip of the 2007 was disappointing - but don't leave me yet. I walked away from my glass (not something I usually do if its not empty) and swirled a bit more and there it was: gorgeous cherry pie. Still not as great as 2005, if you allow this young vintage to breathe a little, the fruit that comes through it beautifully balanced with that nice Grenache crispness. I'll guess I'll just have to continue to drink this bargain of a wine and love it!
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Tiffany Coleman - Aliso Viejo, CA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/19/2010)
I thought I'd try this wine cause I just loved the name. But, unfortunately the label was much better than the wine. It just tasted very citrisy and bland...but, that could be because it's a grenache and I normally am a Cab drinker? I probably wouldn't buy it again unless it was a joke for one of my girlfriends....
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FELIX - Arlington, MA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/25/2010)
I only got to enjoy one of the 2 bottles I bought because one of the bottles was stale!
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Learn About R Wines

Based in Australia, R Wines produces wine from vineyards all over Australia including Riesling from Western Australia, Pinot Noir from Victoria, Shiraz from McLaren Vale and the Barossa just to name a few. R Wines was founded in 2005 by partners Dan Philips, and Chris Ringland. Chris is one of world's leading and most gifted winemakers. He leads teams of winemakers and...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Grenache

Grenache (greh-NAASH) Sun-Worshiper This sun-worshiping grape gets ripe and loves hot, dry weather. Popular in Spain (called Garnacha), Australia and the southern Rhone region of France, Grenache is the primary grape in regions such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Tavel, and Priorat. It's often tamed by less fleshy, more structured grapes like Syrah...

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