Edmunds St. John

Rocks and Gravel Dry Creek Valley Grenache Blend

9.111 ratings
9.03 pro ratings
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre
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
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.0

Beautifully balanced, and a lovely expression of Unti fruit and the earthy signature of that vineyard. As always, Mr. Edmunds manages to weld California fruit to an old world sensibility. Fab.

Beautifully balanced, and a lovely expression of Unti fruit and the earthy signature of that vineyard. As always, Mr. Edmunds manages to weld California fruit to an old world sensibility. Fab.

Dec 7th, 2016
Chris Grimm

One of the best GSM's I've had. Lighter bodied than expected, killer fruit. Tart cherries and earth. Gulpable, yet there's much to ruminate on.

One of the best GSM's I've had. Lighter bodied than expected, killer fruit. Tart cherries and earth. Gulpable, yet there's much to ruminate on.

May 15th, 2017
Mick Scully

I wanted a bottle of wine for a summer meal of grilled hanger and salad. I love wines from Dry Creek and noticed this was from there. I am lucky enough to be there a couple times a year and have some favorites from a region where you'll see bumper sticker that say "NAPA makes auto parts, Sonoma makes wine". On seeing the grape mix, and being a sucker for Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Syrah, I bought this. Wow, I'm glad I did. I opened the bottle to add to my steak marinade two hours before I tasted it. Then, it was "Hmmm.... Interesting". At that point I noticed the grapes were sourced from Unti - a vineyard and wine maker who I have a personal love affair with. "Ah, more interesting", I said to myself. Four hours after opening, this wine is really really good. It reminds me of summer on the Mediterranean with a fantastic table wine. I'm not an oenophile, but I know what I like. It's priced right and great with food. Next time I'm in Sonoma, I'd like to meet the winemaker.

I wanted a bottle of wine for a summer meal of grilled hanger and salad. I love wines from Dry Creek and noticed this was from there. I am lucky enough to be there a couple times a year and have some favorites from a region where you'll see bumper sticker that say "NAPA makes auto parts, Sonoma makes wine". On seeing the grape mix, and being a sucker for Mourvèdre, Grenache, and Syrah, I bought this. Wow, I'm glad I did. I opened the bottle to add to my steak marinade two hours before I tasted it. Then, it was "Hmmm.... Interesting". At that point I noticed the grapes were sourced from Unti - a vineyard and wine maker who I have a personal love affair with. "Ah, more interesting", I said to myself. Four hours after opening, this wine is really really good. It reminds me of summer on the Mediterranean with a fantastic table wine. I'm not an oenophile, but I know what I like. It's priced right and great with food. Next time I'm in Sonoma, I'd like to meet the winemaker.

Sep 9th, 2016
Claire Eliza

Blast of juicy raspberries and excellent stony and gravely minerality, just like the name promises. Big, brash, and yet somehow lovely. This, to me, is perfect.

Blast of juicy raspberries and excellent stony and gravely minerality, just like the name promises. Big, brash, and yet somehow lovely. This, to me, is perfect.

Feb 22nd, 2016
Mel Sisaithong

Mel had this 5 years ago

Mel had this 5 years ago

Sep 20th, 2016
Konrad Turnbull

Konrad had this 5 years ago

Konrad had this 5 years ago

Feb 20th, 2016
C G
9.2

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C had this 4 years ago

Aug 15th, 2017
Paul McNitt

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Paul had this 4 years ago

Apr 10th, 2017
Erin Landau

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Erin had this 5 years ago

May 1st, 2016
Paul Makowski

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Paul had this 5 years ago

Feb 25th, 2016