89 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2005
($35; with 10% syrah) Medium red. Musky aromas of smoke, earth and underbrush. Then sweet, fat and fairly full, if not especially shapely. Po ssesses plenty of alcohol (14.4%) but has the middle-palate stuffing to support it. Larger-scaled and chunkier than the Copain pinots, but then this is grenache. Finishes with ripe, building tannins.
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...
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Grenache (aka Garnacha)
One of the more versatile red grapes in the world, Grenache thrives in southern France and Spain (where it is known as Garnacha). Ranging in style from light and fruity to deep, brooding and intense; the grape also suits a variety of ambitions: Grenache can be used in inexpensive wines that offer immediate satisfaction, but it is also successful...
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