Nose has dried raspberry, fresh raspberry, orange peel, watermelon rind, (light) savory green herbs and (light) candle wax.
Palate has dried strawberry, dried orange zest, red currant juice, rose petals and dry soil.
It's always a treat to drink rosé away from current release, the flavors change slightly and the acidity generally mellows; This is how we really enjoy them, just need patience.
2016 Blend: 49% Grenache, 19% Grenache Blanc, 13% Mourvedre, 12% Carignane, 4% Cinsault & 3% Rousanne.
24 Hour Update: Palate has picked up an awesome, and zingy, ripe strawberry note, like really good! — 4 days ago
The 2005 ‘To The Rescue’ Grenache is a thrilling, highly novel new world dessert wine that is amongst the best of its kind that I have sampled. Aromatically, the wine immediately unveils copious red rose petals and menthol tones that combine with the intense red fruits and blood orange zest accents that all take their shape in the glass. Viscous and vibrant, with marvelous length, suggestions of red raspberry cordial, pipe tobacco and red cherry candy all thrive together on the mouth. The tension that runs through the core of the wine really impresses here. Fantastic now, this exemplary dessert wine will provide drinking enjoyment for at least another ten years. Drink 2019-2033- 93 — 7 days ago
Tasted blind. Reddish tawny color. Edges suggest its old. Notes of strawberry, raspberry, iron, roses. Some zing and power in the nose. Slaps your face when tasted. Sappy. Powerful impact. Long finish. Other guesses were in Burgundy land eg Griotte but I went with 90 Rayas. Bingo. — 4 days ago
Always a good purchase.
Prune juice nose with a bit of pomegranate mixed in,
Medium bodied, with lovely baked pie layers, fresh pie dough, currant filing, hint of lemon zest, with just enough popsicle stick tannin to carry this on.
Always a great purchase. — 11 days ago
This spicy, Grenache-based Vacqueyras exudes Provençal lushness and charm, with abundant raspberry, bitter cherry and floral notes. Substantial enough for rich winter fare, the 2017 also has the energy to pair well with lighter foods. It’s still young, so a quick decant is in order. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2019) — 10 days ago
Deep ruby with hints of violet on the rim with pronounced aromas of:
•Primary aromas: Cherry, raspberry, blackberry, violets, lavander.
•Secondary aromas: Vainilla, baking spices.
•Tertiary aromas: I did not perceive any.
This is a youthful wine.
In the palate is dry, with medium + acidity, medium + velvety tannins, high alcohol, full body.
The wine has medium + intensity of flavors like: cherry, raspberry, blackberry, violets, lavander, vainilla and baking spices
The finish is medium +.
I think this wine is outstanding and it can be drunk now but has potential for ageing. — 3 days ago
Unknown wine Acker what a pleasant surprise. Deep garnet color complex nose of dark red fruit earth bit of funk forest floor then lively texture savory spicy notes and long evolving finish. Only two and another two of 2005. Steal at $10 each. — an hour ago