Samsara Wine Co.

Larner Vineyard Grenache

9.116 ratings
9.27 pro ratings
Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Grenache
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
Top Notes For
Louis Cesteleyn

Vegetal notes w wild strawberry and violet undertones on the nose. Balanced acidity w ripe red fruit on the palate. Fine, long aftertaste. Balance and freshness describes this wine.

Vegetal notes w wild strawberry and violet undertones on the nose. Balanced acidity w ripe red fruit on the palate. Fine, long aftertaste. Balance and freshness describes this wine.

1 person found it helpfulDec 14th, 2014
Christina Turley

Sales & Marketing Turley Wine Cellars

9.0

Super pretty. 100% sand, whole cluster, & neutral oak. Nimble, delicate & lovely.

Super pretty. 100% sand, whole cluster, & neutral oak. Nimble, delicate & lovely.

Feb 23rd, 2015
Chasing Jen

Cheers to #GrenacheDay & thx to Xandria 4 bringing this Chad Melville Samsara 2010 Ballard Canyon, Larner vineyard wine to celebrate! Velvet warmth!

Cheers to #GrenacheDay & thx to Xandria 4 bringing this Chad Melville Samsara 2010 Ballard Canyon, Larner vineyard wine to celebrate! Velvet warmth!

Sep 20th, 2014
Matt Perlman

A little hot

A little hot

Dec 12th, 2016
Fernando Nunez

Vivid ruby. Intensely perfumed aromas of strawberry, raspberry, rose oil, star anise and white pepper. Supple red fruit preserve and candied floral flavors of very good clarity are complicated by suggestions of cola and licorice. Gentle tannins, providing grip, build on the finish and fade slowly into the wine's plush, sweet fruit. This alluring grenache is already showing plenty of complexity but it's still a baby.

Vivid ruby. Intensely perfumed aromas of strawberry, raspberry, rose oil, star anise and white pepper. Supple red fruit preserve and candied floral flavors of very good clarity are complicated by suggestions of cola and licorice. Gentle tannins, providing grip, build on the finish and fade slowly into the wine's plush, sweet fruit. This alluring grenache is already showing plenty of complexity but it's still a baby.

Mar 26th, 2016
Roxanne Hoffmann

Bright fruit, medium body, excellent price

Bright fruit, medium body, excellent price

Jul 1st, 2015
Chris Hogan

Wish we had let it breathe a bit more. It was really dancing by the end.

Wish we had let it breathe a bit more. It was really dancing by the end.

May 24th, 2015
Colin Yates

Wine Buyer Macadoodles Fine Wine & Spirits

9.3

Colin had this 5 years ago

Colin had this 5 years ago

Mar 4th, 2016
Stephen Carney

Stephen had this 5 years ago

Stephen had this 5 years ago

Jul 24th, 2015
Edward Zimmerman

Edward had this 6 years ago

Edward had this 6 years ago

Dec 23rd, 2014