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2009 Mark Herold Wines, Acha

The Flux and Acha were poured at Addy Bassin’s 26th Anniversary California Barrel tasting.  The Acha aims towards a Spanish style and the Flux nods at the Rhone.  There were several bottles leftover so I was lucky to be given an unopened bottle by Mike Loberg.  My friend Lou was able to take some Flux.  Perhaps he’ll comment on the Flux.

2009 Mark Herold Wines, Acha
This is a blend of Tempranillo, Graciano, Grenache, Carignane and Petite Sirah.  There were sweet berries, dust, and perfume in the complex nose.  In the mouth there are some tart, red fruit flavors, ample tannins, and good acidity in the finish.  With air the tannins become citrus-like, as in the white flesh of an orange, and tones of white pepper develop.  At this stage the tannins are suggesting this wine should be aged several years.  Good potential.  *** 2015-2019.

  1. Lou
    April 13, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Thanks Aaron. The Flux is a very well done rendition of a Cotes du Rhone style blend with a very California twist to it. Kirsch on the nose with other bright fruit notes with a bit of leather. Nice mouth feel with deep, dark fruits and fine grained tannins. Good balance with some heat at the end. Both the Flux and the Acha are very well made and a nice addition to the wine scene.

  2. April 13, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Lou, thank you for the tasting comment. I remember liking the Flux very much. I believe it is a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Carignan. The Flux is $22 and Acha is $40.

  1. November 8, 2011 at 9:24 am

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