2017 Vin Rosé De Syrah, Mendocino County, California
With a brilliant nose of ripe ruby red grapefruit, this medium-bodied and pleasantly rounded wine has a lively, yet unobtrusive texture. A light, yet solidly fruity Rosé with a palate full of well-defined flavors like white raspberry, soft hibiscus and strawberry rhubarb.
Blend: 100% Syrah
Vineyard: Rivino Vineyard, Ukiah Valley
Appellation: Mendocino County
Ageing: 100% stainless steel
90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Valhall Vineyard, Dry Creek valley
The aromatics of this Sauvignon Blanc are stunning: pink grapefruit, early white nectarine and a hint of lemon blossom. The wine itself is clean, crisp and refreshing with a beautifully bright acidity and great balance.
pech merle (pesh-mael) n., 1. Translating to ‘cave under the hill’ in the Occitan language 2. A boutique, family-run winery dedicated to cultivating and thoughtfully crafting the very best of sonoma county.
1988: Farm boy from Ohio meets California girl. The California “foodie” is intrigued by this daredevil “Wheelie Champion” who made his first barrel of wine at Ohio State way back when. Fast forward to 2007 where a trip to the prehistoric caves of Pech Merle (pesh-mael) in the Lot River Valley of France, inspired a brand that would be cool, unique and emotional; just like their visit to the caves.
Going to market with your first vintage during an economic recession that would prove to change the entire industry, was a challenge only suitable for an unwitting daredevil. Traditional sales channels evaporated overnight, leaving even established wine brands vulnerable, let alone an unknown 960 case startup winery.
Alas, the Ohio daredevil, his California foodie, the pyrotechnic winemaker and their creative muse built a brand that proves passion, persistence and a dogged pursuit of quality and balance can both survive and thrive. The result: 9 vintages, 7 varietals, 170 medals (and counting…)
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FedEx Ground: Monday, November 12th - Wednesday, November 14th
Considering these, but no IL.
However I have an alternative address I can use if these are shipping a little earlier than the stated dates. So once again, anyone with a good handle on shipping window? TY!
@chipgreen F%*@!!! Just bought a case of the Ped Rose…don’t need any wine…but how can I say no to NE OH Casemate buddy Chipgreen! Will split anyway you want based on how others chime in. @mehnyblooms…this might be in your wheelhouse.
We had these at our casemates gathering in Seattle. I hate to give a bad review, since I was drinking free wine, but I did not enjoy either of these wines and would not buy them at any price. I don’t really have any notes to add beyond that. I felt they were short, flavorless, without any redeeming qualities. We were drinking them chilled, maybe they are better at a warmer temperature. However @trifecta and others said that they liked them and may be able to give a better review than me.
Hi, Bruce here owner of Pech Merle. Wanted to let you know a bit about these wines. The Dry Creek Sauvignon Blanc comes from the Vahall vineyard. 2009 was our 1st vintage it has won multiple gold medals and 90+ points each vintage & the offered 2017 Vintage just won a Double Gold at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair and 91 points from Wine Enthusiast.
The Mendocino County Rose is Syrah from Rivino Vineyard. It was just awarded 90 points from Wine Enthusiast.
Both wines are dry and crisp and of the 12 wines we make these 2 are our personal favorites. Enjoy! BL
Thanks! Tried to order. Had to change my credit card info (was hacked) but the casemates site won’t validate my new cc info. Says invalid billing address. However, it is indeed my billing address.
Better late than never. Sorry for the delay, but I have been on travel, airline lost bags, working, grumble, grumble…
2017 Pech Merle Sauv Blanc. 14%ABV Dry Creek, Vahall Vineyard, 700 cases, composite (diam?) cork.
PnP. 58F. Tropical fruit on the nose, getting stone fruit, maybe apricot. Color is pale golden. Palate is showing good acid and fruit (again stone/apricot). Good balance, if not a bit on the zippy side. medium + acid, maybe the slightest bit of RS, short finish, no tannic heft.
Had this hours later again at the Seattle gathering and still found it to be serviceable, as did most. It might be a tough sell this time of year, but a perfectly reasonable quaffer for less discriminating guests…
2017 Pech Merle Vin Rose de Syrah, Mendocino, Rivino Vineyard, 13.6% abv, screwcap (not sure which seal used)
TnP. 58F. Nose is mild, not getting much initially. Slight hint of lean strawberry. Palate is simple, not much fruit, medium acid, clean finish. Didn’t pick up on any flaws in the wine, but also didn’t find it particularly interesting. Again, this is a decent wine for those a little less serious about their pinks.
Had again later at the gathering, but felt like the extra time didn’t benefit this wine. Best to chill, twist, pour four glasses, and consume.