75% Shiraz, 20% Mourvèdre and 5% Viognier from South Africa.
SRP of $10 and available for as low as $8. Sample received courtesy DGB for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"TASTES LIKE: A holiday in a glass. Lively succulent summer fruit & spice tinged Shiraz tempered by the penetrating ruby depth and laid back tannins from Mourvèdre all finely entwined with the seductive aromatics of Viognier.
GOES WITH: Campfires and barbeques or on its own with snacks at sundown.
One of my favorite finds during the dog days of summer last year was the excellent Douglas Green The Beach House White. With the recent heat wave we've been having (80 degrees in March? In Minnesota? Crazy!) my thoughts turned back to The Beach House. However, this time I went for the Red version of the wine. Both Beach House wines come from Douglas Green who you may also remember from their excellent Steen (Chenin Blanc) and Shiraz that I previously recommended.
The 2010 Douglas Green The Beach House Red begins with aromas of mulberry, spice and a lot of pepper. This wine has a nice strong bouquet but don't breathe in too deep or you might sneeze thanks to all that pepper! Tasting the wine shows juicy fruit -- black cherry, blackberry and blueberry as well as a little mulberry, but not as much as the bouquet suggests. It also has good tannins and the long juicy finish features some nice spice. This wine holds up just fine on day 2. Another great summer sipper from Douglas Green in The Beach House series!
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Overall Rating: 7.5
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