Popped and poured; consumed over two days. Today, the 1989 Grattamacco pours a translucent light garnet color with a slightly watery rim. There is some browning around the edges. There is quite a bit of fine sediment (which some might prefer to decant off; we didn’t bother). Medium viscosity; no obvious staining of the tears. On the nose, the wine is initially a bit musty, funky cherry and leathery, showing off predominately secondary characteristics. However, after 90 minutes of air it really started to brighten up and after the old musty character has lifted, the wine revealed beautiful desiccated cherries, black tea, mushrooms, leather, dry leaf tobacco, and just a touch of bell pepper. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium tannin and medium/medium+ acid. All of the notes from the nose are confirmed. The fruit is wizened but gives a perception of sweetness that is just lovely. The tannins are completely integrated and the acid gives everything a nice lift. The finish is long and elicits a Duchenne smile. A delightfully aged bottle with obviously super provenance (thank you Tim!). We spent several hours enjoying this wine and it only became more ruddy and seemed to gain freshness with air. Drink now and enjoy. — 3 months ago
This is why I buy burgundy - wow. So happy to find 6 more w/solid provenance after opening this bottle. PNP and it still outdid the Faiveley with a 3 hour decant. Faiveley was also fantastic. — a year ago
@Delectable App this is not in your Data base! Napa Valley not Rutherford...a little befuddled at this label! Previous wines read "Rutherford" on the label this just reads Napa Valley. Per Provenance web page the later is correct but states this CS was sourced from Rutherford and Calistoga! James Suckling rated this wine a 94..Bravo!
I have always enjoyed Provenance Vineyard wines, presents a nice mix of New and Old style..factor in this is under $50..a great bottle!
First Robin sighting today! — 3 months ago
Very nice smooth finish — 7 months ago
Delightful chefs aperitivo while making Thanksgiving dinner. White peach, lemon zest, hint of vanilla. A non-buttery chardonnay 👍 — 3 years ago
Provenance wines focus on the pedigree of the grape.of utmost importance. Straight from the source for the highest quality fruit in the Napa Valley, this vintage is dark red, bright tannins with a peppery finish. After setting for 20-30 minutes cherries and hints of vanilla showed up for the party.
Paired well with spaghetti and spicy sausage. — 3 months ago
Savory delight - currants, garrigue, tannins. Developing but seemingly early stage even at 15 years. Gastronomic and a terrific pairing with regional foods (braised Toulouse sausages & beans). Perfect provenance for this library release from Fass Selections @Lyle Fass — 5 months ago
Birthday wine!!! Best example of 82 margaux I’ve tasted. Perfectly stored. Deep and dark mahogany color with minimal bricking. Absolutely beautiful nose of red currant, cassis, dried rose petals, pencil shavings, fresh green tobacco and cedar. Some noticeable green character and earthiness that is definitely ‘margaux’. We could not believe how young this still is. Provenance was perfect. Came out of an unbroken owc. Elegant yet powerful at the same time. Could easily last another 20 years yet so beautiful on its (and my) 39th bday. — 2 years ago
2015 vintage. Thanksgiving in February ATX 2023. Delightful - nice quality, dark color. Would purchase again — 3 months ago