Mark Herold Wines

Flux Grenache Blend

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

The Delectable description of this wine says “Grenache Blend,” but this is 100% Grenache. Decadent nose has intense, rich, mulled raspberry juice shot through with baking spice and warm sandstone minerality and roasted green herbs. Intensely flavored, with a a large scale initial wallop of fruit that quickly turns savory and peppery, with the fruit making a reprise on the fairly long finish. Lowish acids. With slightly less peppery heat (it’s 15.3%) and higher acidity, this would have been a superstar, but still, right now, it’s very satisfying.

The Delectable description of this wine says “Grenache Blend,” but this is 100% Grenache. Decadent nose has intense, rich, mulled raspberry juice shot through with baking spice and warm sandstone minerality and roasted green herbs. Intensely flavored, with a a large scale initial wallop of fruit that quickly turns savory and peppery, with the fruit making a reprise on the fairly long finish. Lowish acids. With slightly less peppery heat (it’s 15.3%) and higher acidity, this would have been a superstar, but still, right now, it’s very satisfying.

1 person found it helpfulJun 16th, 2020
Jason Brater

Really nicely balanced Grenache that’s drinking extremely well.

Really nicely balanced Grenache that’s drinking extremely well.

Dec 3rd, 2021
Jason Brater

I really liked this. Nice depth after a bright pop of fruit. Cherries and other red fruits followed by some vegetal notes with cedar and black pepper spice.

I really liked this. Nice depth after a bright pop of fruit. Cherries and other red fruits followed by some vegetal notes with cedar and black pepper spice.

Jul 30th, 2019
Mary H
8.9

Cocoa, violets, graphite. High alcohol, not the smoothest wine, but still reasonably juicy and tasty.

Cocoa, violets, graphite. High alcohol, not the smoothest wine, but still reasonably juicy and tasty.

Apr 27th, 2019
Konrad Ziegler

Drinks young. I wonder where it will be in another 4-5 years?

Drinks young. I wonder where it will be in another 4-5 years?

Nov 12th, 2018
Willie Carter

Big, staining ruby with lighter purple accents. Mint, black tea, cherries, and boysenberry on the nose. Also, heat. Lots of heat. That 15.6 definitely shows throughout and leaves an impression but that’s what the people want, it seems. This wine is exactly what it seems, well made but loud and designed to appeal to literally everyone. Full bodied with high acidity, this is a bit of a bruiser. Nothing dainty going on here. Big, fat dark fruit and Newport menthols on the palate. Spice on the shortish finish. This is fine for what it is, it’s just not for me.

Big, staining ruby with lighter purple accents. Mint, black tea, cherries, and boysenberry on the nose. Also, heat. Lots of heat. That 15.6 definitely shows throughout and leaves an impression but that’s what the people want, it seems. This wine is exactly what it seems, well made but loud and designed to appeal to literally everyone. Full bodied with high acidity, this is a bit of a bruiser. Nothing dainty going on here. Big, fat dark fruit and Newport menthols on the palate. Spice on the shortish finish. This is fine for what it is, it’s just not for me.

Oct 3rd, 2018
Glen Clasen

Excellent! Very smooth

Excellent! Very smooth

Sep 3rd, 2018
Matthew Green

Balanced, a little bit fruity, and just a little dry.

Balanced, a little bit fruity, and just a little dry.

May 7th, 2018
Laura Purdy

Laura had this 3 years ago

Laura had this 3 years ago

Mar 19th, 2020
Jeff Kienzle

Jeff had this 3 years ago

Jeff had this 3 years ago

Sep 2nd, 2019