Wind Gap Wines

Sceales Vineyard Old Vine Grenache

9.119 ratings
9.211 pro ratings
Sonoma County, 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
Kai Wright

What they said ⬇️... lots of great notes on this already. I’d add that the 2013 is still drinking fresh, with nice acid and plenty of fruit. Really a delight at the price too

What they said ⬇️... lots of great notes on this already. I’d add that the 2013 is still drinking fresh, with nice acid and plenty of fruit. Really a delight at the price too

Oct 22nd, 2020
Delectable Featured Wine

85+ year #oldvines, pure sand soil, the winemaking expertise of @Pax Mahle. The result is a thrilling example of grape, terroir and winemaking union. The spicy, feisty side of #Grenache leaps forward carried by bright red fruit and racy acidity. Tannins rounded and freshness abounds thanks to fermentation in cement tank.

85+ year #oldvines, pure sand soil, the winemaking expertise of @Pax Mahle. The result is a thrilling example of grape, terroir and winemaking union. The spicy, feisty side of #Grenache leaps forward carried by bright red fruit and racy acidity. Tannins rounded and freshness abounds thanks to fermentation in cement tank.

2 people found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2015
Meghan Hamilton

Wine Educator Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.0

Bright ripe fruit. Raspberry, strawberry jam. Great mouthfeel and some minerality.

Bright ripe fruit. Raspberry, strawberry jam. Great mouthfeel and some minerality.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 18th, 2016
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.2

Spicy, bright, grippy and restrained. Old vine concentration and flavor without flab and weight. Better with lots of air. I wish there was more Grenache like this.

Spicy, bright, grippy and restrained. Old vine concentration and flavor without flab and weight. Better with lots of air. I wish there was more Grenache like this.

1 person found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2015
Ian Brand

Pax with restraint and terroir is a lovely thing, as are old Grenache vines. Right vineyard in the right hands. Good now but likely to improve.

Pax with restraint and terroir is a lovely thing, as are old Grenache vines. Right vineyard in the right hands. Good now but likely to improve.

Oct 15th, 2015
Steve Doyle

Love this wine and frankly one of the best winemakers in the business. Sorry for the rating but truly outstanding

Love this wine and frankly one of the best winemakers in the business. Sorry for the rating but truly outstanding

Jun 13th, 2015
Corey Zamora, CSW

Really nice stuff. Have to get this on the shelf soon.

Really nice stuff. Have to get this on the shelf soon.

May 26th, 2015
David Metcalf

Soulfully structured. This could easily cellar for a decade, though it was great tonight with pasta marinara. Perhaps not a classic example of the varietal, but impressive Grenache flavor & aroma draped on a Côte de Nuits frame.

Soulfully structured. This could easily cellar for a decade, though it was great tonight with pasta marinara. Perhaps not a classic example of the varietal, but impressive Grenache flavor & aroma draped on a Côte de Nuits frame.

Mar 15th, 2016
Roy Piper

The best of all 10 Wind Gap wines I tried today. And one of the cheapest. 13.75% alc and it shows. Love the Jolly Rancher strawberry flavor. Gum coating tannins. Wish more of their wines had this slight added layer of ripeness. From 85 year old vines grown on pure sand in Alexander Valley. Made in a concrete egg. A huge surprise.

The best of all 10 Wind Gap wines I tried today. And one of the cheapest. 13.75% alc and it shows. Love the Jolly Rancher strawberry flavor. Gum coating tannins. Wish more of their wines had this slight added layer of ripeness. From 85 year old vines grown on pure sand in Alexander Valley. Made in a concrete egg. A huge surprise.

Nov 1st, 2015
Kyle Gabriel

Kyle had this 4 years ago

Kyle had this 4 years ago

Oct 21st, 2016