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Ochota Barrels The Green Room Grenache Syrahtext
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Ochota Barrels The Green Room Grenache Syrah 2014

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AustraliaTasted last two years along, there are still a few bottles of Ochota Barrels on BCLS shelves post Vancouver Wine Festival a few years back when Oz was the theme region. Taras Ochota's aim is to express old vine, single vineyard sites as naturally as possible. Raspberry leather, forest berries, dried violets and black plum gracefully filter through this 88/13 grenache/syrah. Eighty year old grenache is whole bunch pressed and spends ample time on the skins providing a fine, deep texture. A generous dusting of white and black peppercorns season the finish. Acidity shines fine but bright, while mellow tannins throw a light rasp on the frame. Alcohol is a welcome 12.8 percent. Winemaker Ochota is one of the lead nonconformists of Adelaide Hills and the Australian wine industry.Tasted: 27 September 2017Tasted by: Prices: BC 29.99 BCLS Producer: Ochota BarrelsDistributors: Sur Lie
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Blend: Grenache - SyrahCSPC: 957019UPC: 00626990228424