Thursday, May 13, 2021
A Tribute to Grace Grenache
2018 A Tribute to Grace Grenache Santa Barbara....$29.99
Leading off the Grenache releases, the 2018 Grenache Santa Barbara County comes from Santa Barbara County and is 100% Grenache that was destemmed and brought up in neutral oak. Pretty cherry and strawberry fruits as well as a touch of violets and spice give way to a medium-bodied Grenache with a Pinot Noir-like elegance and purity. It's a lively, balanced effort to enjoy over the coming 3-5 years
Rated 90/100 Jeb Dunnuck
2018 A Tribute to Grace Grenache Vie Caprice Vineyard....$45.99
Slightly deeper hued, the 2018 Grenache Vie Caprice Vineyard is a standout in the lineup. All Grenache from a vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley and fermented with 44% stems, it has a classic Grenache nose of black cherries, licorice, loamy earth, and new leather. Rich, medium-bodied, and beautifully textured, with good concentration, it's well worth seeking out and should keep for 7-8 years.
Rated 92/100 Jeb Dunnuck