13’ Roots Wine Company The Barrel Project Grenache.
Red hue color. Let it open up in the glass for 10 minutes. Juicy & ripe, this bursts open with a flavorful rich fruity cherry compote & red licorice spice. It's light bodied & ready for near-term drinking, and yet has the acid backing to age a couple more years. — 20 days ago
If you don’t want to think about this wine, no problem, you’ll have fun. If you do there’s a lot to cogitate on. The Animaniacs of wine. It has complexity (intriguing watermelon/river stone/candied watermelon/underripe strawberry/strawberry leaf) but also is just so pleasant in a way that I think: oh a non-wine snob would adore this too. Bubs are plush albeit don’t last so long as I might yearn for but then is that what I got for pouring into a syrah glass? You tell me Riedel lovers. — a month ago
Dinner with a friend, brief notes this evening.
Prior notes still apply:
Nose has warmed Granny Smith apple with butter.
Palate had serious zingy acidity to start, but since subsided, now a combo of yellow/green apple, water chestnut and a minerally honey.
Last bottle, amazing, still has many years ahead!
48 Hour Update:
Nose has fried green apples, brown butter, toasted honey, caramel candy, dried apricots, cold green herbs and white flowers.
Palate has tart yellow apple, caramel sauce, saturated oak board, honey, water chestnuts, tart peach jam, Jasmine flowers, with medium acidity and intense finish, lightly drying, very powerful.
We should have opened all the prior bottles two days in advance, this is just approaching the pinnacle of its enjoyment, wow. Enjoy now or the next 2-4 years, from proper storage. Updating from 92 to 94 points. — a month ago