Andrew Murray

Espérance Central Coast Grenache Blend

8.941 ratings
8.87 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Mourvedre, Syrah, Grenache
Lamb, Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Hard Cheese, Pork, Pungent Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Erik Wochna

14’ vintage

14’ vintage

May 12th, 2019
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

Big. Baked fruit nose. Black fruit. Not over oaked. Sort of slow on the approach.

Big. Baked fruit nose. Black fruit. Not over oaked. Sort of slow on the approach.

Jun 6th, 2014
Matthew Beninati

I would encourage Mr. Murray to stick to Syrah. Not because this is a "bad" wine, but because no one in the world does rhone....well.......like rhone.

I would encourage Mr. Murray to stick to Syrah. Not because this is a "bad" wine, but because no one in the world does rhone....well.......like rhone.

Dec 17th, 2016
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9.0

Andrew Murray's 2012 Esperance, a Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre blend, is juicy, supple and expressive. Dark red and blue fruit, spice, mint and leather add complexity, but the Esperance is mostly a wine of pure texture and juiciness. (AG)

Andrew Murray's 2012 Esperance, a Grenache/Syrah/Mourvedre blend, is juicy, supple and expressive. Dark red and blue fruit, spice, mint and leather add complexity, but the Esperance is mostly a wine of pure texture and juiciness. (AG)

Dec 12th, 2016
Peter J.

14.83

14.83

Jan 15th, 2014
Allyson Regier

Recommended to us - full & silky blend.

Recommended to us - full & silky blend.

Feb 19th, 2016
Scott Langley

Not a bad GSM, but not anything special either. Easy drinking not enough spice and fruit for me, it fell flat

Not a bad GSM, but not anything special either. Easy drinking not enough spice and fruit for me, it fell flat

Feb 22nd, 2015
Rhonely Boy

Fruit forward on first day. I truly enjoyed it on the second day. Needs more time. Stelvin closure; can't forecast the hold window?

Fruit forward on first day. I truly enjoyed it on the second day. Needs more time. Stelvin closure; can't forecast the hold window?

Jan 30th, 2015
David Milliman

Nice wine, very drinkable

Nice wine, very drinkable

Dec 16th, 2014
Katherine Griffin

Needed a lot of time to open up. Rich and good after some time.

Needed a lot of time to open up. Rich and good after some time.

Sep 16th, 2014