Andrew Murray

Espérance Estate Grown Santa Ynez Valley Grenache Blend

9.110 ratings
8.92 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah
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
Nate Axline

Very deep in fruit flavors, not expected for blend ratio. Very extracted flavors and great mouthfeel. Could age nicely.

Very deep in fruit flavors, not expected for blend ratio. Very extracted flavors and great mouthfeel. Could age nicely.

Feb 21st, 2016
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9.1

Delicious CdR blend from CA. Ready to roll on pop-and-pour.

Delicious CdR blend from CA. Ready to roll on pop-and-pour.

Jul 7th, 2016
John Kemper

The dark purple '01 Andrew Murray Red Rhone Blend 'Espérance' wears its age with finesse. The ripe strawberry, floral and cinnamon nose is somewhat muted, but the flavors of tart cherry, espresso and earth are still forceful and complex. The long peppery aftertaste shows well-integrated jammy tannins.

The dark purple '01 Andrew Murray Red Rhone Blend 'Espérance' wears its age with finesse. The ripe strawberry, floral and cinnamon nose is somewhat muted, but the flavors of tart cherry, espresso and earth are still forceful and complex. The long peppery aftertaste shows well-integrated jammy tannins.

Mar 29th, 2015
Andrew C.

I didn't think this would be holding up so well after 11 years... But wow, what a great nose and wonderfully smooth palate!

I didn't think this would be holding up so well after 11 years... But wow, what a great nose and wonderfully smooth palate!

Sep 2nd, 2014
Bryant Bickel

Bryant had this 4 years ago

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Jul 19th, 2017
Mike H.

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Jul 15th, 2017
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Jan 29th, 2017
Michael Murphy

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May 8th, 2016
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Sep 30th, 2015