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WTN: A GWT & A Montsant Red...(short/boring)

by TomHill » Sun Aug 07, 2022 5:02 pm

Tried these two wines the other night:
1. hive & Honey GWT MontereyCnty/EstateVnyds (11.5%; www.HiveAndHoneyWines.com) Greenfield 2020: Light gold color; some lychee/GWT/lightly spicy some low-key/subtle pleasant enough nose; soft slight metallic off-dry (4%-8% r.s.?) light lychee/GWT/lightly grapey rather flat/dull/vapid flavor; short soft lightly GWT/lychee off-dry/sweet pretty bland/dull finish; a pretty enough GWT nose but pretty dull/vapid on the palate & too sweet for weenies & kraut. $8.00 (SMP)
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2. CanBlau RedBlend Dd'O: Montsant (14.5%; 40% Mazuelo/40% Syrah/20% GarnachaNegra) Gil Family Estates/Denver; Cllrs CanBlau/ElMolar/Espana 2019: Med.dark color; very strong blackberry/boysenberry/Syrah some Am.oak/toasty slight earthy some dusty/OV big fruit very attractive nose; some tart/tangy very strong blackberry/boysenberry/spicy/Syrah some vanilla/Am.oak some dusty/OV slight earthy/mineral bit complex flavor w/ ample chewey tannins; very long/lingering intense blackberry/boysenberry/Syrah/ripe some Am.oak/vanilla rather structured finish w/ ample tannins; a big fruit Syrah that reminds some of a Priorat Syrah; needs 3-7 yrs; very attractive price at $14.00 (PrimaIlC)
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More ferkleswart from TheBloodyPulpit:
1. The Hive&Honey WebSite has precious little solid information. Doesn't identify who's behind the wines. Seems to be a commodity designed for grocery store sales. Probably Delicato.
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2. Mazuelo: The name for Carignane in the Rioja.
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Re: WTN: A GWT & A Montsant Red...(short/boring)

by Jenise » Mon Aug 08, 2022 11:25 am

From Hive and Honey, rather overwrought:

[in flowing script] Life is sweet in Monterey. Enjoy it with us. Cheers to the sweetness of life!

Yuck.
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Re: WTN: A GWT & A Montsant Red...(short/boring)

by David M. Bueker » Mon Aug 08, 2022 12:44 pm

TomHill wrote:Mazuelo: The name for Carignane in the Rioja.


Isn't it really the other way around - Carignan is the French name for Mazuelo? At least per the JR tome on Wine Grapes the origins are more Spanish than French.
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