Edmunds St. John

El Jaleo Shake Ridge Red Grenache Blend

8.911 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Amador County, Sierra Foothills, California, USA
Grenache, Tempranillo, Mourvedre, Graciano
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Chocolate & Caramel, Veal, Nuts & Seeds, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Shengli Hu

Fresh raspberry, rose water, and green banana, attributable to whole cluster fermentation. Mourvèdre, Tempranillo, and Grenache equal parts. Spices, herbs, and slight earthy notes.

Fresh raspberry, rose water, and green banana, attributable to whole cluster fermentation. Mourvèdre, Tempranillo, and Grenache equal parts. Spices, herbs, and slight earthy notes.

Dec 2nd, 2018
Garret Walter

Really beautiful. Held up and evolved beautifully over 4 days. Red fruit and spice with a nice earthy base. Drinking pretty well now but will probably benefit from some aging.

Really beautiful. Held up and evolved beautifully over 4 days. Red fruit and spice with a nice earthy base. Drinking pretty well now but will probably benefit from some aging.

1 person found it helpfulJan 18th, 2018
Oliver N

Light-ish color in the glass. Nose of fresh raspberries and strawberries. A little on the sweeter side of dry. Short finish. Took awhile to open up and then could notice some spicy undertones.
Overall, went great with steak fajitas, but this one fell a little flat for me. I was expecting more...

Light-ish color in the glass. Nose of fresh raspberries and strawberries. A little on the sweeter side of dry. Short finish. Took awhile to open up and then could notice some spicy undertones.
Overall, went great with steak fajitas, but this one fell a little flat for me. I was expecting more...

Dec 1st, 2020
Michael Greene

Opened up after an hour. Good complexity. Great with skirt steak fajitas.

Opened up after an hour. Good complexity. Great with skirt steak fajitas.

Aug 2nd, 2020
Brandon Boesch

Needed 2+ hours of air. Cherries, rock, some sort of tropical flavor peaking through (banana, pineapple?). Some herbal flavors. Very nice but seems young.

Needed 2+ hours of air. Cherries, rock, some sort of tropical flavor peaking through (banana, pineapple?). Some herbal flavors. Very nice but seems young.

Jun 22nd, 2020
Galen Hasler

So charming and complex after opening up

So charming and complex after opening up

Apr 13th, 2020
Peter Sultan

A solo Passover Wine, if not shared Zoom style. Has a bouncy, fruity style but love this vintner, who brings in the alcohol at 13%. Still, somehow a bit somber in our compartmentalized Zoom land, & reflected in this makers restraint.

A solo Passover Wine, if not shared Zoom style. Has a bouncy, fruity style but love this vintner, who brings in the alcohol at 13%. Still, somehow a bit somber in our compartmentalized Zoom land, & reflected in this makers restraint.

Apr 9th, 2020
Christian Ford

Steve Edmunds always killin it. Unique blend from these lands really comes through.

Steve Edmunds always killin it. Unique blend from these lands really comes through.

Oct 17th, 2019
Peter Sultan

My second rodeo with Mr. St John, glad I am here: a deeper dive into black fruits than his Cote Du Rhône homage, & a more generous palate. Still all in balance, a restrained hand, but the terroir speaks through his hand, amen. Grenache, some Tempranillo, some Mourvedre, and some Graciano. Decanted about 1/2 hr. Delectable allows me to name only my local tag sale but not my town? Whaadup @Delectable Wine ?

My second rodeo with Mr. St John, glad I am here: a deeper dive into black fruits than his Cote Du Rhône homage, & a more generous palate. Still all in balance, a restrained hand, but the terroir speaks through his hand, amen. Grenache, some Tempranillo, some Mourvedre, and some Graciano. Decanted about 1/2 hr. Delectable allows me to name only my local tag sale but not my town? Whaadup @Delectable Wine ?

Apr 13th, 2019
Jodi Bollendorf

Jodi had this a year ago

Jodi had this a year ago

Nov 28th, 2019