Anne’s Comments


Journalists’ comments


La 50/50 2009 :

Wine Advocate : 88/100 The 50/50 has a fresh peppery nose with ample black fruit laced with liquorices, the palate is medium-bodied with a dry entry, firm tannins, perhaps just lacking a little flesh towards the finish. This is a Minervois that would definitely be enhanced with cuisine. Tasted January 2011.

North Berkeley Wines : Winemaker Anne Gros likes to call this silky yet structured concentrated red a “true” table wine, a bottle that encourages one glass to follow another during the course of a leisurely homemade meal. Her cooler, north facing vineyard (with a blen of younger and older vines) delivers a southern wine of incredible finesse and spirit. Suggestions of summer garrigue, black pepper, juicy cherries and plum are rich and endlessly pleasing on the nose and palate. We’re reminded of an earthy, spicy Savigny Pinot Noir in its aromas, an a richly constructed, bold Rhône blend on the palate, and you can taste the sultry Minervois sun in every sip. (to wit, the label’s bright orange color reflects both the southern sun and color of the soil, says Anne.) A blend of carignan, cinsault and grenache, all tank made. An equal partnership in wine and passion.