Nose has tangerine peel, raspberries, roses and under-ripe nectarine.
Palate has candied orange, strawberry, orange pith/zest, mild acidity and lingering mineral notes to the medium finish.
Blind, this is a Provence rose to me; nice effort in the cellar here. A steal of a deal when we got this for ~$14.
2018 Blend: 38.5% Grenache, 30.5% Grenache Blanc, 12.5% Carignane, 10% Cinsault, 6% Mourvedre, 2% Picpoul & 0.5% Vermentino — 24 days ago
Last bottle, notes pending...
See prior notes, we're pretty close, could go another 4-6Y IMO.
Nose has dried raspberries, dried lavender, bag of fresh black cherries, blackberry jam, crushed fresh rosemary and shaved dark chocolate. Palate has plum jam, ripe blackberries, cocoa powder, dried leather, rock dust and fine tannins. A great finale to this vintage from Randall Grahm, our last bottle. — 5 months ago
￼Lots of cherry and strawberry cola shining through on the nose. Hits you lot a ton of “Brix”😂. Lots of great acid holding on, cherry flavors abound. 13.5% — 17 days ago
Fascinating. A lot of melon and earth. — 2 months ago
Cherry, oak, a wine producer founded in 1983 and located in Santa Cruz on California's Central Coast and is well-known for its unconventional array of wines with quirky labels. Red, rich, intense. Highly rated by critics. — 6 months ago
Orange, excellent clarity. Pepper note in nose. Not much flavor initially, just a hint of sweetness, finish of tangerine peel and white pepper. Rounded mouthfeel with some mild skin astringency, no surprise for an orange or extended skin contact wine. After a couple of hours, I coaxed some peach flavor out of it; might need some air, more likely I overchilled it. Reasonably priced, decent value. 80/10/10 blend of Grenache Blanc, Grenache and Orange Muscat. Beware of strange dirigibles in your vineyard while you are at it… (check the fine print on their label) — 2 months ago
It is not solely Beeswax Vineyard, as there is a bit of Santa Barbara County Grenache Blanc in it. That means it gets a Central Coast designation. This white wine is bright, savory and full of acidity - ready for pairing with your favorite seafood. The winemaker speaks of its brininess, which I get as a bit of seashore, much as in Vermentino. There is a floral aspect, but the primary focus is on minerals and salinity. It is a fantastic white, perfect for the coming warmer months and just as good until then. — 4 months ago