Maison Bleue

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Maison Bleue 2010 Gravière Upland Vineyard Mourvèdre-Syrah-Grenache Red (Snipes Mountain)

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Clover, white pepper, and a whiff of animal make this blend of 75% Mourvèdre, 20% Syrah and 5% Grenache compelling now, but it’s certainly a wine to cellar. The aromas move through a spectrum of flower, spice, fruit and animal. It already displays tremendous length and superb aging potential.  — P.G.  (7/1/2012)
95
points

Maison Bleue 2011 Boushey Vineyard Le Midi Grenache (Yakima Valley)

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This was fermented with 50% whole clusters, which slows down and evens up the process. Along with rich flavors of black raspberry fruit, it’s dense with savory herbs and marvelous details of earth and forest floor. Delicious now, but just wait until 2020–2022!  — P.G.  (7/1/2014)
95
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Maison Bleue 2010 Boushey Vineyard Le Midi Grenache (Yakima Valley)

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As excellent as this was was in 2009, the 2010 has reached an almost-ethereal level. The aromatics alone are transportive, with the concentrated essence of raspberries and blueberries at optimal ripeness. The flavors are deep and long, elegant and powerful, and they lead into a finish that’s anchored in notes of mineral and dark chocolate.  — P.G.  (4/1/2013)
95
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Maison Bleue 2009 Upland Vineyard Gravière G.S.M. Red (Snipes Mountain)

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Jon Martinez, who arrived in Washington barely six years ago, is knocking the ball out of the park. Improving with each new release, he has locked in a stellar collection of vineyards, and made Rhône-style wines his focus. This is a revelation. Pure berries, cassis, rock, earth, licorice, and a hint of baking spices. Gorgeous.  — P.G.  (9/1/2011)
94
points

Maison Bleue 2010 La Montagnette Upland Vineyard Grenache (Snipes Mountain)

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This lacy, fine-tuned Grenache displays superb aromatics that are still a bit raw. One gets the feeling that as good as the juicy, young grape and berry flavors are, this wine has more complexity lurking below the surface. Berry, mineral and bright spices elevate the finish, much like a youthful Montsant.  — P.G.  (7/1/2012)
94
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Maison Bleue 2011 La Montagnette Upland Vineyard Grenache (Snipes Mountain)

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An expressive, vibrantly pure wine with a complex medley of notes including dark raspberries, wet gravel, crushed flowers and cherry. Aged in five year old French oak barrels, it’s vivid and focused with an initial elegance and delicacy that continues to flesh out and evolve over time. Give it some time in the cellar to see it at its best.  — S.S.  (3/1/2014)
94
points

Maison Bleue 2011 Notre Vie Arthur’s Vineyard Viognier (Yakima Valley)

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This Viognier is easily Maison Bleue’s best yet, and it sets a high standard for every Viognier in the state. It’s superrich and concentrated without being fat, jammy, bitter or hot. The explosion of citrus, stone fruit and light tropical fruit flavors seems to extend indefinitely on the finish. Details of mineral, baking spice and honeysuckle add interest.  — P.G.  (4/1/2013)
94
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Maison Bleue 2009 Upland Vineyard La Montagnette Grenache (Snipes Mountain)

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As fine a Grenache as I have yet tasted from Washington State. The aching purity of the fruit, married to the density, focus and minerality, is breathtaking.  — P.G.  (9/1/2011)
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