Turtle Rock Vineyards Willow’s Cuvee 2012

Recommendation: Clearly “New World” and clearly California, but smooth as silk and very delicious

Winery/Producer: Cellared and Bottled by Turtle Rock Vineyards; Paso Robles, California.

Grape Variety: Rhone blend, 46% Genache, 32% Mourvedre and 22% Syrah.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Paso Robles, California.

Vintage: 2012

Price: $36.88

Purchased From: Woodland Hills Wine Company, Woodland Hills, California.

Paired With: Beef stroganoff, egg noodles and roasted asparagus.


    He said: Opened one-hour before drinking. Dark garnet color with a lighter rim. Light strawberry, blackberry and raspberry aromas with hints of damp earth. Juicy fruit taste with a delicious limestone mineral that really gives it a unique character. The long finish developed even more intense flavors that went on-and-on. Clearly “New World” and clearly California, but smooth as silk and very delicious with the red meat taste.

    As an “Old World” – “New World” tasting we drank this Turtle Rock Vineyards Willow’s Cuvee (California Rhone blend) and the similar priced Clape Cotes du Rhone side-by-side and blind. They were clearly both GREAT wines and were perfect paired with the beef stroganoff. At the end of the meal we had two that chose the Turtle Rock as their favorite and two that chose the Clape Cotes du Rhome from France as their favorite, but we all said it was a fantastic pairing of two EXCELLENT wines.

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Alcohol: 15.5%

UPC Code: NA

Imported by: NA

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