Clarendon Hills

Romas Grenache 2010

This was killer. Dark purple hue, with a bombing nose of fresh berries maybe a little lavender. Umptous mouth feel and a long finish. Still some tannic structure and acidity. Will go on for another decade or two — 5 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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These are great, once you get about this far from current release, they need time, as you noted.
Adam Eagan

Adam Eagan

Where are you sourcing These? Clarendon Hills is like a unicorn in New York ha :)

Kerloo Cellars

Yakima Valley Grenache Rosé 2018

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

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Clarendon Hills

Blewitt Springs Vineyard Old Vines Grenache 1998

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

Sine Qua Non

The Duel Grenache 2008

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

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Sine Qua Non

Le Chemin Vers L'Heresie Grenache 2015

Ending our July 4th SQN fireworks was this wine which needs more time in bottle, but couldn’t resist. Same notes and rating as last Thanksgiving. — 9 days ago

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Linne Calodo

Pale Flowers Paso Robles Grenache Rosé 2017

What a great Rose’ never had a Rose with sediment! Deep Pink in color. Not your mommas Rose — 8 days ago

Shay, David and 6 others liked this

Sine Qua Non

Esto No Es Una Salida Grenache 2009

2009 Vintage. 15.7% Alcohol. Grenache.Back home but the July 4th vacation SQN fireworks continue. In it’s prime now. — 11 days ago

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Domaine les Aphillanthes

Caesar Côtes du Rhône Grenache 2004

Coming around nicely. Drinks young and still has a long life ahead. Ripe red and dark fruit with integrated tannins. — 2 days ago

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Sine Qua Non

Rattrapante Eleven Confessions Estate Grenache 2012

2012 Vintage. 15.6% Alcohol. Last of our July 4th Winebank withdrawl. Same note as prior posting. — 2 days ago

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Beaux Frères

The Upper Terraces Grenache 2006

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

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Severn Goodwin

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Love these wines, but I'm not an Upper Terrace collector, those are more than I'm generally willing to part with, so we just buy the regular BF estate bottles.
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Didn’t know they made a Grenache
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

@Hugh O'Riordan it was a learning experience for me too. Based on the label I thought it was a shipwreck bottle!!