100% Grenache from sunny and beautiful Monterey, CA.
Nose has an earthy, grilled cherry/blackberry, rosemary and lavender.
Palate has a beautiful dark fruit compote, leather, mineral dust and fading oak/vanilla influence.
A much better bottle with an addition year of resting, since our prior experience. Tannins have mellowed, but the finish persists. 2022+ on future bottles.
24hr Update: Stunning flavors of ripe plum, cherry and light baking spice. This garners an extra point (92->93) today! — 2 days ago
Mature Grenache does not get better than this. Unfortunately this is my last bottle. The aftertaste stayed and lingered on for more than a minute. — 15 hours ago
Celebrating Grenache day in the perfect place where Priorat is made 😎 Quick notes as in restaurant enjoying this €49 bottle that retails at €34 with a ton of nommyness 😍
📍 Alvaro Palacios Les Terrasses 2016
🏵 93-94 points
💪 14.5% ABV
🍇 55% Garnacha, 45% Cariñena & 1% white grapes
🍷 Blackened opaque ruby w/ purple hue
👃 Raspberry & blackcurrant jam buried in chocolate gateaux w/ violets - a purple punchy gateaux slap 😍
👄 Med++ bodied smooth creamy silky choc cherry & raspberry gateaux w/ a spiced blackcurrant liqueur - “he goo’d me”
🎯 Long rich dark & red cherry berry chocy linger chop smacking goodness — 2 days ago
A refreshingly complex wine from The Barossa Valley. Single vineyard old vine Grenache. An enticing nose with lots of fruit, cinnamon and some oak. Fantastic red currant, cinnamon and licorice on the palate with a little black pepper. A great lingering finish of currants and pepper. A really good wine. — 17 days ago
14.5% alcohol and not a trace of fat. Grenache seems to be unique in that it can maintain elegance and femininity at this level ripeness. Translucent ruby color with mixed woodsy aromas, black berries, and red cherries. Full bodied but lean and tame. Stamped with intention this is loaded with personality and a great buy. — 18 days ago