Rose, 50/50 Grenache and Mourvèdre, Lonesome Springs Ranch, 240 cases produced. Light salmon pink, excellent clarity. Not much in the nose. Underripe peach and lemon-citrus-grapefruit flavors with slight black pepper finish. Dry, good acidity. Light skin astringency. After 45 minutes, strawberry flavor and a hint of raspberry emerges. Overall an understated, well-crafted dry rose. — 17 days ago
The 1998 Clarendon Hills Grenache presents on the nose with the gravity of a notable moment in history. It’s a vintage you would rather experience on the nose for hours. Bramble and blackberries are prominent on the nose.
This vintage isn’t past it’s prime but it’s best to drink soon. I sense this wine will begin to decline over the next several years.
At first this vintage offers a fantastic array of plum notes and leather bound novels on the palate. Well-structured tannins target the gums and complement the dark fruits. The experience on the back palate is temporal but magnificent with gravel and soil characterizing the texture — 5 days ago
2008 Vintage. Brought it to Ciopinot in San Luis Obispo, an excellent restaurant with no corkage for up to 4 bottles! Cherries and raspberries galore. Big, voluptuous wine with long finish. I tend to favor their Syrahs, but can also be rocked by their Grenache. Sommelier has never heard of SQN, so another cherry broken. 🤑 — 13 days ago
The label was a heck of a lot more worn than the wine! This was tasted alongside a 2013 BF Pinot and to me was hands-down the winner between the two. I almost think there was a slight bit of VA with the pinot. This one was delicious and had some wildflower on the nose and palate. Grape stem notes and a purple fruit type of thing here with a little bit of chocolate in the middle. Finished with rounded edges. I think the best years of this wine are behind it, but it was definitely not gone. — 18 days ago