Terre Rouge Tete-a-Tete 2004

Rhone Red Blends from Sierra Foothills, California

Item No. 91900
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Tête-à-Tête is Terre Rouge's fun, easy drinking assemblage of Mediterranean varietals (in 2004 -58% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache, 17% Syrah). They blend it with current drinkability in mind, for drinking both at home and as a restaurant pour. This wine is generally put together from younger vines and more forward tasting barrel lots.

2004 was a year where most of Terre Rouge's Rhône varietal lots excelled. It was an earlier harvest pushed forward by a light crop level with intensely flavored fruit. Therefore, this wine drinks better than most Côtes-du-Rhône Villages bottlings: sappy, spicy, fabulous flavor, and great texture. The 2004 is an eminently enjoyable everyday bottle. It has a deep boysenberry fruit suggestions, smoky/meaty/gamey complex flavor components that emphasize Terre Rouge's terroir, and a lengthy finish.

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Terre Rouge is located in California on the West Slope of the Sierra Nevada in Amador County"s Shenandoah Valley. The wines are made from vineyards in four Sierra Foothill counties: Placer, El Dorado, Amador, and Calaveras. They also source fruit from one vineyard site in the soon-to-be new Clements appellation. Terre Rouge's style emphasizes deep color, balanced flavors, full...

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Learn About Sierra Foothills

Called gold country since the mid-1800's, the Sierra Foothills, located between Sacramento and the Nevada border, was a hot spot for those seeking a gold rush fortune. Some of these settlers brought some European vines with them and somewhere in that mix was the Zinfandel grape. Notable Facts Zinfandel remains the grape of choice here, followed by Rhone Blends. Volcanic...

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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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