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Santa Barbara County Grenache

9.1221 ratings
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Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Grenache
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9.3

The 2019 Grenache (Santa Barbara County) is a blend from various sites in the appellation. Bright and effusive, the Santa Barbara Grenache is particularly expressive. All the elements are so complementary. Blood orange, mint, spice and star anise lend gorgeous nuance. Bright acids and a spine of tannin make this far more than an entry-level offering. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2021)

The 2019 Grenache (Santa Barbara County) is a blend from various sites in the appellation. Bright and effusive, the Santa Barbara Grenache is particularly expressive. All the elements are so complementary. Blood orange, mint, spice and star anise lend gorgeous nuance. Bright acids and a spine of tannin make this far more than an entry-level offering. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2021)

Oct 28th, 2021
Scott Kirkpatrick

One of the best Grenaches I've ever had. Light and elegant, yet full of attack and strength. Gorgeous fruit that wasn't cloying at all.

One of the best Grenaches I've ever had. Light and elegant, yet full of attack and strength. Gorgeous fruit that wasn't cloying at all.

6 people found it helpfulSep 20th, 2014
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9.1

The 2017 Grenache (Santa Barbara County) is a terrific introduction to Angela Osborne's wines. Sweet red cherry, mint, dried flowers and anise add lovely aromatic nuance throughout, finishing with sneaky persistence. This is the only Grenache in the range made from fully destemmed fruit, and yet there is plenty of the brightness and lift that is such a signature of these wines. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2019)

The 2017 Grenache (Santa Barbara County) is a terrific introduction to Angela Osborne's wines. Sweet red cherry, mint, dried flowers and anise add lovely aromatic nuance throughout, finishing with sneaky persistence. This is the only Grenache in the range made from fully destemmed fruit, and yet there is plenty of the brightness and lift that is such a signature of these wines. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2019)

2 people found it helpfulSep 26th, 2019
Ian Staub

Elegant and mysterious SB Grenache with surprising complexity. Shadowy dark fruit- blackberry, raspberry, plum; perfumed dried flowers, incense, sweet baking spices, black tea; dark rich earth, gravel, black pepper. Light in body and color, packs an aromatic punch. Immediately bought another bottle - insane value at $25. Looking forward to trying some of her more specific bottlings to see where this vision leads.

Elegant and mysterious SB Grenache with surprising complexity. Shadowy dark fruit- blackberry, raspberry, plum; perfumed dried flowers, incense, sweet baking spices, black tea; dark rich earth, gravel, black pepper. Light in body and color, packs an aromatic punch. Immediately bought another bottle - insane value at $25. Looking forward to trying some of her more specific bottlings to see where this vision leads.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 12th, 2019
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

9.3

Elegance in a bottle. RRV Pinot with Grenache fruit profile on palate. Enjoy now!

Elegance in a bottle. RRV Pinot with Grenache fruit profile on palate. Enjoy now!

1 person found it helpfulNov 27th, 2020
Jonathan Wall

Opens a bit musty, but blows off to reveal a crystal clear velvet beauty.

Opens a bit musty, but blows off to reveal a crystal clear velvet beauty.

1 person found it helpfulMay 20th, 2018
Jennifer DiDomizio

Would benefit from some time but patience be damned, it's light and strawberry rhubarb and, well, graceful.

Would benefit from some time but patience be damned, it's light and strawberry rhubarb and, well, graceful.

1 person found it helpfulAug 10th, 2015
Jennifer Lakari

Very floral borderline perfume. Extremely light bodied with blueberry and blackberry notes

Very floral borderline perfume. Extremely light bodied with blueberry and blackberry notes

1 person found it helpfulMay 4th, 2015
Alexandre Calvi

gracefully delicious for a light bodied wine, a brilliant ruby color. warming but not burning to the palate

gracefully delicious for a light bodied wine, a brilliant ruby color. warming but not burning to the palate

1 person found it helpfulDec 29th, 2014
Chris MacLean

Easy drinking and fruity, with a nice dry finish. A little round and soft in the middle.

Easy drinking and fruity, with a nice dry finish. A little round and soft in the middle.

Dec 10th, 2016