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2020 Grenache, Santa Barbara County
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
The 2020 carries on our tradition of producing focused, intriguing Grenaches that taste great upon release, but also evolve with age. Ruby-colored and medium-bodied, this wine shows aromatics of freshly picked red fruits, gingerbread, and rose petals. Raspberry and cherry-cola give way to garigue and dusty tannins. With a structured, firm finish, this is a serious Grenache that will pair magnificently with poultry, pork, and lighter red meat preparations. Drink young for a lively albeit tighter wine or be rewarded with 3-7 years in the cellar.
Wine Enthusiast 93 points ~ A light shade in the glass, this appellation blend is snappy on the nose with crisp raspberry and pomegranate aromas, as white pepper, rose petal and ash add mineral tones to the vibrant frame. It's very fresh on the palate, with a chalky texture and taut red-fruit flavors. — Matt Kettmann
2019 Grenache, Santa Barbara County
Wine Enthusiast 94 points ~ Fruit and floral aromas of red cherry, red currant, raspberry and rose petal are offset by a mineral streak of wet gravel and kick of cola spice on the nose of this bottling. The palate is loaded with fresh red-fruit and red-flower flavors, from pomegranate to hibiscus, balanced by orange rind. — Matt Kettmann
2018 Grenache, Santa Barbara County
Vinous 92 points ~ Crushed rose petal, cedar, sweet pipe tobacco and mint soar out of the glass as the 2018 Grenache shows off its considerable allure. Soft and inviting, with tons of varietal character and appeal, the Grenache simply hits all the right notes. Drinking window 2020-2030. — Antonio Galloni