2010 Maison Bleue Jaja

Red Rhone Blend

  • USA
  • > Washington
  • > Columbia Valley
  • > Yakima Valley
Drink between 2013 - 2018
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Community Tasting Notes 36

  • recotte wrote:

    October 20, 2014 - Hot, disjointed and tripping over itself. Still needs more time.

  • Magnum Bill wrote: (87 points)

    August 20, 2014 - Scored on Day 2. Rather hot and not a lot of depth. I've heard good things about the Graviere (about 75% mourvedre, which is more to my liking). Not bad, but I expect I'll enjoy the Grav more.

  • BRR wrote: (87 points)

    May 27, 2014 - Meh. I had to remind myself to re-calibrate expectations as this is, after all, a base-line blend for MB. Sean Sullivan's praise is overrated on this wine, IMO (and he's rarely wrong in my opinion). The best thing about this wine is its nice fresh fruit profile. However, it still lacks much depth and complexity. It tastes just like I remember it tasting last time I had it. I probably won't buy again, as it's not good enough to pay mid-$20s for going forward.

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  • RPerro Likes this wine: (91 points)

    May 8, 2014 - A touch hot at first, but blowing off with air. Juicy red cherry fruit, tobacco, earth, and a finish of cherry pie. Good stuff, with years left on it.

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  • Champagneinhand Does not like this wine: (83 points)

    May 5, 2014 - Really, I thought that some cellar time would make this better, as it did with the Syncline Subduction. It didn't. Another hot, thin wine that is akin to having aluminum foil in the mouth with amalgam fillings. This bottle was just horrid. Cooking with the remainder after 2 glasses with some air. Not buying this ever again.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2012, Issue #165 (link)

    (Maison Bleue Winery Jaja Red Wine Yakima Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

The Rhone Report

  • By Jeb Dunnuck
    Issue #12, 6/23/2012 (link) 92 points

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Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    5/10/2012 (link) **** 1/2 points

    (Maison Bleue Jaja Red Wine Yakima Valley) Pale ruby. An aromatic wine full of black and red raspberries, white pepper, plum, violets, and sage. The palate is tart and textured, chock full of drawn out red fruit flavors and floral notes with a white pepper filled finish. Considerably more gravitas than the 2009 and a wine that will only benefit from a few years in the cellar. 37% Grenache, 37% Syrah, and 26% Mourvedre. Boushey and Upland vineyards. 30% whole berries. Aged 10 months in two to five-year old French oak. Racked once with regular lees stirring. 14.5% alcohol. 390 cases produced. Sample provided by winery.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Maison Bleue
  • Varietal Red Rhone Blend
  • Designation Jaja
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion Columbia Valley
  • Appellation Yakima Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 170 (40%)
  • Consumed 257 (60%)

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Who Likes This Wine

89% Like It  18 votes