Tuck Beckstoffer 2011 Melée – Wine of the Week Review

Tuck Beckstoffer 2011 Melée
Tuck Beckstoffer 2011 Melée

Price: $35

Rating: 15/20

Region: California

Varietals: 95 percent Grenache & 5 percent Syrah

Production: 2,200 cases

Alcohol: 14.5 percent

Tasting Notes: The son of renowned wine grower Andy Beckstoffer, who owns and farms some of the finest vineyards in Napa Valley, Tuck Beckstoffer has distinguished himself as a winemaker. His eponymous winery produces a variety of wines under five different labels: 75, Hogwash, Mockingbird, Semper and Melée. The 2011 Melée is a rich and expansive Rhône-style Grenache. It features luscious flavors of boysenberry, strawberry and plum with herbal notes and velvety tannins. 

Food Pairings: Turkey, ham, pork, sweet potatoes

For more information, visit www.tbwines.com

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