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SFChron: Esther on Monastrell/Graciano ScrewUp in Paso

by TomHill » Sun Aug 05, 2018 4:35 pm

Very nicely done article be Esther in today's SFChron:
Esther:Monastrell/GracianoScrewUp

Sorta like the FPS screwup of Refosco/Mobdeuse identification...maybe the screwup is not so bad in the end. The good thing is that we'll be seeing more Graciano wines..which is maybe not such a bad thing afterall.
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Re: SFChron: Esther on Monastrell/Graciano ScrewUp in Paso

by Steve Edmunds » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:23 pm

thanks for posting, Tom; I'm glad to see there's someone else using Graciano with Tempranillo in a similar way. It's such a lovely grape.
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Re: SFChron: Esther on Monastrell/Graciano ScrewUp in Paso

by Brian K Miller » Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:50 am

Preston Family ordered what they thought were Grenache. Turned out to be Grenache Blanc. They labeled the wine "We'll Never Do That Again". :lol:
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Re: SFChron: Esther on Monastrell/Graciano ScrewUp in Paso

by Peter May » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:26 pm

Graciano can make a lovely wine. In Rioja we visited Bodegas Casa Primicia who had single variety bottlings of four grapes used in the ed Rioja blend. I could carry ony one bottle home and I chose the Graciano.
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Re: SFChron: Esther on Monastrell/Graciano ScrewUp in Paso

by Joe Moryl » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:45 pm

I've had some nice Gracianos from Rioja, where its acreage is increasing. It has a reputation as being hard to grow and there is a claim, maybe apocryphal, that the name comes from the growers saying Gracias, no!
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Re: SFChron: Esther on Monastrell/Graciano ScrewUp in Paso

by David M. Bueker » Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:58 pm

TomHill wrote:Sorta like the FPS screwup of Refosco/Mobdeuse identification...


Never had a Mobdeuse! Would seem to be the perfect wine for the Gang of Pour. ;)
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Yup...

by TomHill » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:02 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:
TomHill wrote:Sorta like the FPS screwup of Refosco/Mobdeuse identification...


Never had a Mobdeuse! Would seem to be the perfect wine for the Gang of Pour. ;)


The Lagier-Meredith Mondeuse is world-class, David. Mondeuse typically shows a lot of herbal/rosemary/
thyme/pungent character. The L-M has that in spades w/o the earthy/rustic character that many from the Savoie have.
It's a grape they should be planting all up&down the Coast of Calif.
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Re: SFChron: Esther on Monastrell/Graciano ScrewUp in Paso

by David M. Bueker » Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:06 pm

“Then we get involved and start calling it one thing or another. And it’s like, these plants have been here generations before we have. What are we really trying to control?”


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