A Tribute To Grace Wines

A Tribute to Grace Wines

Santa Barbara Highlands Grenache 2020

375. Feminine. Nice length. Good purity. Has a candied/confectionary note that’s surprisingly pleasant. Fruit forward and pretty. Best at cellar temp. // Edit: paired this with roasted beets and fancy balsamic and GOTTDAMN — a month ago

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Grace Family Vineyards

Blank Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

It is time for my #FridayCabernetfix.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Beautiful nose and full bodied with medium acidity.

Showing blackberries, black currants, cooked plums, cedar, tobacco leaf, chocolates, coffee, herbs, spices, earth, light vanilla, black pepper and eucalyptus.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is a wonderful Napa Cabernet. Rich and elegant with a soft mouthfeel. Fruit forward with nice complexity.

Drinking beautifully now as a 14 year old. Not too much in your face kind of wine, which is very nice to see out of Napa. Just a pleasure.

At its peak now, and will continue to drink nicely in the next 5 years.

A gorgeous wine to share with good friends.

Good right out of the bottle, easy drinking and good by itself. Will also pair nicely with a nice piece of steak.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

— 5 months ago

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Shiraz 1996

Initial impressions - Earthy, Herbal, Soy. Cherry complex and long. Much intestinal fortitude ie. guts. Thankfully not overly menthol/eucalyptus (just a trace) as you often get with all Wendouree Cuvées. Amazing the intensity provided by those old vines going back to the 1890’s. Could easily last another 5 to 10 years but pretty much at its peak right now. This is as good as Australian Shiraz gets - up there with Grange and Hill of Grace and recognised as such by Langtons. With time in the decanter, like all great wines, they develop and change. I was getting raspberry and mineral after a few hours. An exceptional wine and in the top 5 or so wines I have had this year. In good vintages I don’t think Wendouree Shiraz should be approached at under 20 years of age. — a year ago

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Ceccherini Cristiano

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@Bob McDonald a bit jealous to start off, but i remind myself i still have a few mix bottles from the Wendouree hidden somewhere in a cave😁😁..there's no map for the cave🤣🤣
Still 96 shiraz what a wine🙏🙏🍷🍷
Ps personally nowadays Hill of Grace and Wendouree are a touch above Grange, but i know you might disagree🧐
Bob McDonald

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I guess the only comment about those iconic Shiraz would be that H of G and Wendouree are single vineyards and more subject to the vagaries of a bad vintage on their plot whereas Grange is multi regional and therefore more consistent year to year.
Ceccherini Cristiano

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Perhaps you are right, but i will always prefer the style of Wendouree and HofG, but i guess that is very personal..though Grange would be a very close second😁

A Tribute to Grace Wines

Besson Vineyard Grenache 2021

Beautiful Grenache, light body, semi-sweet fruity flavors, smooth and very easy to drink. Just fine on its own or paired with roasted meats. — a month ago

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Hope & Grace

Napa Valley Petit Verdot 2017

David T

This is the magic of Charles craft. He makes a PV that drink young and will age. Most PV’s young are brutal on the palate. Like sandpaper.

This is a beautiful. It it round, lush, full on the palate. Blackberries, black raspberries, black plum, dark cherries, light raspberry & strawberries w/ some purple fruit hues. Dark melted chocolate, mocha, caramel, moist clay, light baking spices, soft mid spices, fresh tobacco, older leather but hardly worn, fresh herbaceousiness, dark rich soil w/ leaves, sandalwood, tree bark with hints of sap, mixed mid to dark colored floral bouquet. Excellent round acidity with excellent structure, balance and polished wire to wire on the finish.
— 5 months ago

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Santa Barbara Highlands Rosé of Grenache 2021

Perfect during this summer like spring in South Florida — 9 months ago

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Cheers! Stay cool!🧊


Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir 2015


What a pleasant drinking wine. Easy go to for this Pinot. — 2 years ago

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Santa Barbara County Grenache 2021

Good color. Cherry jolly rancher. Oak brown sugar. — 2 months ago

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Shake Ridge Ranch Grenache 2020

Love this. Translucent ruby color. Red berry, cinnamon, rose petal. Medium light body. Pure. As a Southern Rhône lover I’ve got to say—wow California, wiw A Tribute to Grace! — 4 months ago


Hill of Grace Vineyard Shiraz 1998

Sunday lunch, where we always drink the best wine of the week. A perfect match with roast lamb. Lighter in colour than expected - almost transparent. Quite barnyard with the aromatics surprisingly with a little tobacco and dark chocolate. The opulent black fruits of its youth have transformed into a much more savoury wine after 25 years. This brings into question the age old query as to when to pop the cork on old wines. This was a terrific old wine but it left me thinking I would like a bit more fruit on the palate before those silky soft tannins. Still, it remains one of the world’s great wines in one of the most iconic vineyards with 140 year + old vines. The 2018 has just been released amid several 100 point scores and touted as one of the great H of G’s but at $950 I will pass. — 7 months ago

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Top notch stuff, I’ve been to that beautiful ancient vineyard
Bob McDonald

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@ESF Certainly on my bucket list to visit the Hill of Grace vineyard with the old Lutheran Church. Will send shivers down one’s spine. See some of the excellent Henschke video clips.