Curtis Heritage Cuvee 2002

Rhone Red Blends from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 82823
  • red wine
  • W&S90
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2010
  • W&S91
  • WE90

Winemaker's Notes

"Mostly mourvedre (53 percent) with grenache (25) and syrah (22), this Rhone-inspired blend has a generous brightness. The varieties combine in layers of aromas an flavor, from fresh red fruit - wild strawberries - to dried red cherries, from white flowers to white pepper and cardamom spice. A wine of suble charms to buy by the case, and to serve whenever lamb chops are on the grill this summer."
-Wines & Spirits

Inspired by the pleasurable table wines of the southern Rhône Valley, Winemaker Chuck Carlson established our Heritage Series to craft unique, flavorful cuvées for everyday enjoyment. Our 2002 Heritage Cuvée is a robust Rhône-style blend that hails from the Mediterranean climes of Santa Barbara County's Santa Ynez Valley. Serve with good food, good company and good vibes.

Our 2002 Heritage Cuvée offers bright aromas of plum and violets, followed by rich flavors of black fruits with refreshing high notes of cranberry and cherry toward the finish. The texture is full and balanced, unfolding with warm, toasty accents of oak-inspired vanilla. Firm acidity and integrated tannins ensure that this wine will develop nicely over the next several years.

Learn About Curtis

Under the guidance of Winemaker Chuck Carlson, Curtis Winery is exclusively committed to the crafting of Rhone-style wines. We are inspired by the extraordinary terrain of Santa Barbara County"s Santa Ynez Valley, which is today recognized as one of the world"s leading appellations for Rhone varietals. Since 1995, Curtis Winery has built a reputation for wines of quality and...

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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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