Graciano

Viña Zorzal

Cuatro del Cuatro Graciano 2015

Some tannic stubble to get through but rewarding fruit and depth perhaps a little youthful — 13 days ago

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Andrew Schirmer

Andrew Schirmer

“tannic stubble” nice turn of phrase.

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2006

Wonderful Rioja! Aromas of dark cherry, rose petals and leather. Touch of Brett. Dark cherry, dark chocolate, tobacco and smoked meat flavors. Touch of oaky vanilla on the silky finish. Soft tannins. Spectacular! — 18 days ago

Eric, Hermes and 1 other liked this

Mark Herold Wines

Collide California Red Blend 2015

Dark chocolate, black tea (Assam?), cocoa powder, black cherries, black pepper. Great tannins. Really nice! — 8 days ago

Heather DillawayMichelle Brater
with Heather and Michelle
Tom, Rhonely and 12 others liked this

Krankl Wine

The Third Twin Graciano 2014

Wow. Seriously brilliant wine from Manfred Krankle. I can’t say that I’ve ever had a pure graciano before - comes across to me as a hypothetical cross between a grenache and a high-end merlot (like a Petrus-level merlot). Opened up yesterday but it was very closed, so we put a cork in it and kept it in the fridge for 24 hours. WHAT A DIFFERENCE. Absolutely amazing nose of violets, crushed blackberries, candied blueberries, and hints of a chocolate ganache. Palate is pure SQN, with that elegant intensity that characterizes everything that comes out of Manfred’s winery. Lingering, perfectly balanced finish that goes on for well over a minute. Awesome. — 25 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
with Vanessa
Paul, Shay and 12 others liked this

Bokisch Vineyards

Lodi Graciano 2017

Family Estate - Las Cerezas Vineyard - Organic - Molelumne River - Lodi

Plum, black cherry, earthy with slightest raisin box in the finish, pleasant acidity, alcohol fume a lil elevated.

Very nice on its own, would like see a blend with 15% Monastrell/Mataro/Mourvèdre ...MMM!
— a month ago

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Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

Seeing as Graciano is known as Morrastel in France, it could be a Morrastel/Monastrell blend
Rhonely Boy

Rhonely Boy

Yes, theres a lil Morrastel/Monastrell controversy in CA vineyards... and an M&M blend might irk a big candy company too 😄

https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Mislabeled-vines-cause-stir-among-wineries-13132432.php

R. López de Heredia

Viña Tondonia Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2005

2005 vintage. Still fresh and vibrant. Good acidity, medium body, pencil shavings, fresh tobacco, black cherry. — 14 days ago

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Samuel's Gorge

McLaren Vale Graciano 2017

Superb drop great balance and glugable — 15 days ago

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La Rioja Alta

Gran Reserva 904 Rioja Tempranillo Graciano 2009

Tonight this is singing bright red fruit with crisp acidity but great mid palate depth. Med bodied. Meaty, savoury nose, with loads of juicy red fruit on the palate. The acidity gives amazing grip. Yum. — 18 days ago

Scott, Ira and 1 other liked this

Maha

Understory Grenache Blend 2016

Really different blend- Chris Cherry killed it’ — 8 days ago

Holli Greenfield
with Holli
Jim, Raul and 7 others liked this
Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

Haven’t opened one yet...but I’m not surprised!

Swick Wines

Miúda Graciano

Perfume of black cherry, leathery, dried out plums, fig marmalade, and the deep essence of a fistful of ruby saffron. A menacingly intoxicating bouquet.

So much flavor. Smacks of chewy raspberries, and the tartness of a cherry pie. Balanced with the brightness and liveliness of fruits of the tropics. I’m thinking a tart, unripe mango, the type that grows in India, but that my grandmother planted a decade ago in our backyard in Florida, which now bares hundreds of wonderfully tart green mangoes every year.

A little sweet spice right at the end, and you get a complex dance of flavors. One that makes you think that wine is the manifestation of a miracle growing from the ground.
— a month ago

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