This is a wonderful Grenache from Santa Barbara County.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity.
Showing black fruits with wood, earth, spices, light vanilla, licorice, tobacco, chocolates, coffee and peppercorn.
Dry on the palate with a great mouthfeel. Good by itself or with food.
Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, so be patient. Showing a great nose once it opens up.
This Single Vineyard Grenache is nicely balanced with nice complexity.
Wine Enthusiasts 94 points.
Would be nice to revisit it in 3 to 5 years.
15.2% alcohol by volume.
$50. — 8 days ago
This is quite a special wine. I don’t care what the others rated this. I like it. Purchased on my trip to Santa Barbara almost 6 years ago. Now I remember why I bought it at the tasting room. Nice floral bouquet, slightly acidic, light translucent color with less than 13 percent alcohol (that’s a good thing). Very good structure that would suggest this wine is in the middle innings and can probably last a few more years — 7 days ago
A real bargain for $25. Light Ruby with aromas of red fruit and gentle perfume spice. On the palate strawberry and cranberry with tea and baking spices on a smooth tannin structure. Fresh finish with a medium length ending. Solid value, the fruit should calm down a bit in a year or so. — 3 days ago
Camping on Figuera Mountain close to Los Olivos drinking Great Pinot. Bought and retried the wine. 13% plenty of raspberry some cherry and spice. I met Ernst Storm this weekend- definitely a name to watch - his Pinot’s are the most Burg like ones in Santa Barbara right now. Tyler is just as good but more dollars. This one is quite fruit driven but still excellent. — 22 days ago