Department 66 Others Vin de Pays des Côtes Catalanes Grenache 2014

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New release!                            OTHERS is the new release from Dave Phinney's new winery and vineyards in Maury, France. Others is a literal and figurative reference utilizing fruit beyond the D66 blend. Chosen for their unique signature, these vineyards are stylistically meant to be drunk earlier, thus resulting in a powerful yet approachable wine. As is the case with D66, small yields are the norm because of extremely rocky hillside sites with scarce water reserves. This dynamic creates small berried fruit with intense color and concentration. Situated in the foothills of the Pyrénées-Orientales, Others is made at the Department 66 winery. The wine has a ruby, purple opaque hue with aromas of licorice, spring flowers, campfire, toast and sweet vanilla. On the palette there are abundant flavors of blackberry, wild berry, pepper and spice. Intense and concentrated with a persistent finish, the wine is ready to drink now and enjoy over the next 5 years. A blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Carignan

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Ratings on Delectable

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New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

Yikes. The opposite end of the grenache spectrum I care to visit. An abomination.

Yikes. The opposite end of the grenache spectrum I care to visit. An abomination.

7.9

Kaitrin McDonagh

I was looking forward to this & I was underwhelmed. Far more bitter & earthier than I expected. Just not the wine for me.

I was looking forward to this & I was underwhelmed. Far more bitter & earthier than I expected. Just not the wine for me.

6.9

Andrea Watt

Oak and acidity, bright with smoked cherries. Too sharp for me.

Oak and acidity, bright with smoked cherries. Too sharp for me.

8.4

Dean Martin

Earthy, dry, dark fruit aftertaste

Earthy, dry, dark fruit aftertaste

8.5

R Sartarelli

Quite simply, this is unpleasant and not drinkable. Decanting and time did it no favors, either.

Quite simply, this is unpleasant and not drinkable. Decanting and time did it no favors, either.

6.4

M. Christopher Roebuck

Hmmm... There is something nice behind the acid. But it's pretty bitter, finish pretty bad too. 89 points

Hmmm... There is something nice behind the acid. But it's pretty bitter, finish pretty bad too. 89 points

8.9

Geoff Byron

Spice, earth, acidity

Spice, earth, acidity

8.5

Albert Phelps

Smooth nice balance.

Smooth nice balance.

9.1

Henry Fuseler

Nice big wine. 3/17

Nice big wine. 3/17

8.9

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.