Grasp Grabble Wines

Grasp + Grabble Wines

Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Smooth, very deep berry flavors — 2 years ago


French Books Cabernet Franc-Petite Verdot Blend 2014

Monolithic. Just so big and structured it is hard to grasp what is happening here.
My partner in crime loved it and I did too bit it is still soooo huge. I have a magnum that I will not open before 2030.....
— 3 years ago

Albino Armani

Valpolicella Ripasso Classico Superiore Corvina Blend

Dark cherries, smoky leather, pretty tannic. Interesting balance of elements for this style. Can’t tell if I’m too inexperienced/unsophisticated to fully grasp the balance, or if they’re presenting too sequentially vs. harmonically. I like it, but I expected something different. Worth trying again with a different dish. — 3 years ago

Alicia Christenson
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Ronco del Gnemiz

Friuli Colli Orientali Schioppettino 2018

Clean, medium intense but concentrated aromas with a good spicy and savory complexity. Tart at first, but gets more round wirh some air. Red cherries and plums, crushed pepper, dried spice (thyme), bacon, and a pronounced mineral characters of warm stones.
Dry palate with a high acidity, medium well balanced alcohol and medium + tannins with a firm texture that is well encapsuled by a high intense fruit profile with complexity from an earthy and spicy base note. The mid palate shows a good fatigue as the fruit levels up and grasp around the fresh acidity and stony center core through a slong finish .
— a year ago

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Torbreck Vintners

Woodcutter's Barossa Valley Sémillon 2017

Pale gold late afternoon. I'm walking downhill by a narrow stream of water. I can almost grasp the mineral oxygen sparkling everywhere the torrent gurgles hitting the stones bed.

The air is so fresh in the valley, the flowers still unformed but spicy. My nose picks up a trace of wet rocks on the edge of the flow being stroked by the current.
Passing by a farmhouse I notice a peach tree with overripe fruits fallen on the rocky soil. I pick up a little apricot from a small tree to caress the velvety skin.

From the open door of the stone house breaks a bright flavor of a lemon cake just before being baked in the company of a bit of ginger and butter.

I will keep that sparkling citrus and drizzly pebbles on the sides of my mouth for the rest of the way. Vino Buono.
— 3 years ago

Les Petits Riens

L'esprit Pourpre Gamay 2015

Fresh and youthful, the sensation is that to grasp a handful of freshly picked raspberries in the forest. Very clean, focused, with a good nerve. — 3 years ago

Grasp + Grabble Wines

Arroyo Grande Valley Tempranillo

Deep in flavor. Smooth well balanced wine. Juicy cherry with bright blackberry and plum, cinnamon and baking spices. — 2 years ago


Año Cero La Consulta Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Ming L

The first time I tasted this bottling was about 18 months ago, it has developed nicely since. Oak vanilla is still quite prominent - don’t know how because only 30% was matured in oak barrel for about 10 month only - but it’s much more integrated, playing nicely with candied black fruits, leather, incense, and light herbs. Palate is rich and layered - again hard to grasp given the minimum oak treatment. Taste of chocolate, prune too.
Tasty and satisfying.
— 2 years ago

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Stone House Vineyard

The Lyre Shiraz 2015

Stonehaus Vintners, a Texas Hill Country vineyard, has sought to bring out the finest examples of Australian wine to the Hill Country. They have sourced unique Australian wines, such as the Barossa 2015, to give us here in Texas a true grasp of the Australian Shiraz. "Vibrant fruit of plum and dark cherry are woven between soft spice and soft supple tannins" — 3 years ago