Terre Rouge Tete-a-Tete Sierra Foothills Noir 2000

Rhone Red Blends from Sierra Foothills, California

Item No. 51180
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

Tete-a-Tete is our fun easy drinking assemblage of Mediterranean varietals. We blend it with current drinkability in mind, both at home and as a restaurant pour. We generally put it together from more forward tasting barrel lots and barrel lots from our younger vineyard sites that don't have the concentration and structure we need for blending into our Terre Rouge Noir bottling. Sometimes we out do ourselves, as all of the lots that we have to choose from show great quality! We like to think of this wine as our faux Cotes-du-Rhone: sappy, spicy, frisky, and eminently enjoyable. The 2000 has a big strawberry fruit flavors and a lengthly creamy texture. Aged 11 months on Francois Freres barrels. This is a great California wine value and it will sell out quickly!

Alcohol: 14.5%

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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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