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Michael Gill Cellars

Michael Gill Cellars
2018 Estate Bottled, Counoise, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Counoise

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.1% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$48

Michael Gill Cellars
2018 Estate Bottled, Counoise, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Counoise

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.1% RS: <1%
Bright ruby color. Aromas and flavors of cranberry, rose hips, fresh oregano, cumin, and bay with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish imparting notes of watermelon with rind and paprika with no oak flavor. A fresh, juicy, joyful wine with a great sense of authenticity; a terrific summer pick.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: cranberry, rose hips, fresh oregano, cumin, and bay
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of watermelon with rind and paprika
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fresh, juicy, joyful wine with a great sense of authenticity; a terrific summer pick.

The Producer

Michael Gill Cellars

The Producer
4125 Peachy Canyon Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446
USA
1 805-239-1668

Counoise

A dark skinned red Rhone grape that can be used in the blend for Chateauneuf-de-Pape. Rarely seen in varietally labeled bottlings, it has a distinctive clay-like earthiness with bright acidity and light tannins.