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- Bucko - 10-19-2000 03:28 PM

1997 DeRose, Negrette, Cienega Valley, $25, 818 cases. Spicy plums accent the nose of this exotic varietal. Full-bodied, the wine has complex black fruit flavors, supple tannins, and very food-friendly acidity. Match this beauty with venison or lamb shanks.

Bucko


- winoweenie - 10-19-2000 07:10 PM

DeRose is making some very interesting wines.See Zin thread. winoweenie


- Innkeeper - 10-20-2000 06:02 PM

Absolutely amazing, rename the ole Pinot St George, and get twenty five bucks a bottle!


- Thomas - 10-21-2000 08:17 AM

IK, California wine producing is nothing if it ain't a marketing song and dance--or is that bait and switch?


- Bucko - 10-21-2000 09:42 AM

Play the ropa dopa all that you want -- it is a good bottle of wine.

Bucko


- Innkeeper - 10-21-2000 04:45 PM

Was not disparaging PSG. Used to love it when people made it back in the '70s. Bet their Zin vines are are old as the the hills. Also bet their "negrette" vines are just as old.


- Scoop - 10-23-2000 09:00 AM

I've never heard of Negrette being grown outside of SW France (Cote du Frontonnais), much less in California. Exotic, indeed. Sounds intriguing -- I'll try to find a bottle. It certainly matches the "native" flavor profile -- glorious blackberries.

Cheers,

Scoop


- winoweenie - 10-23-2000 09:00 PM

Unless I`m going completly Alzie, I used to love some Pinot St George from Martini. Is this the Negrette yous`uns be jawin` `bout? winoweenie


- Innkeeper - 10-24-2000 05:38 AM

Bingo!


- Thomas - 10-24-2000 09:08 AM

So the question now is: if Negrette grows in France is the Negrette in California a true variety or is it Pinot St. George, or are the two the same grape?