Wind Gap Wines

Sceales Vineyard Old Vine Grenache

9.015 ratings
8.97 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Grenache
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

After a couple of days in the Finger Lakes tasting cold-climate wines, I craved something Mediterranean in style. This is a terrific Grenache, picked early enough to keep some zing. Nose has fresh raspberry, stone dust, and rhubarb. Transparent and athletic in the mouth. Nice acids and purity, has some tannin for structure too. Great pasta wine.

After a couple of days in the Finger Lakes tasting cold-climate wines, I craved something Mediterranean in style. This is a terrific Grenache, picked early enough to keep some zing. Nose has fresh raspberry, stone dust, and rhubarb. Transparent and athletic in the mouth. Nice acids and purity, has some tannin for structure too. Great pasta wine.

Nov 13th, 2019
MaJ CappS

A nose of fresh strawberry.

On the tongue, this offers up more tart fruits, cranberry, raspberry, skin tannins - the inside bits that you cannot seems to chew fully - white, black peppers, wild acidity. Long, chewy, and very lime zesty. An interesting Grenache from Cali.

A nose of fresh strawberry.

On the tongue, this offers up more tart fruits, cranberry, raspberry, skin tannins - the inside bits that you cannot seems to chew fully - white, black peppers, wild acidity. Long, chewy, and very lime zesty. An interesting Grenache from Cali.

Jul 21st, 2019
Paco Suro

Bright. Red cherry.

Bright. Red cherry.

Mar 26th, 2019
Tom Casagrande

A tightly-wound and fresh style of Grenache. Nose has hibiscus flowers, tart raspberry, cracked stones, and whiff of baking spice. Savory and tight in the mouth, with a bitter whack of flavor initially, with fruit coming in as the finish winds down. Very good acidity. Good dinner accompaniment.

A tightly-wound and fresh style of Grenache. Nose has hibiscus flowers, tart raspberry, cracked stones, and whiff of baking spice. Savory and tight in the mouth, with a bitter whack of flavor initially, with fruit coming in as the finish winds down. Very good acidity. Good dinner accompaniment.

Mar 22nd, 2019
Al Shikoh

Medium reddish purple. Aromas of spicy red berries and herbs. Light bodied with vibrant acidity and little tannin. Made from 100% old vine Grenache planted in Alexander Valley in 1914. 100% whole clusters fermented in concrete egg with partial carbonic maceration then aged 10 months in neutral French oak and concrete. 13.5% ABV.

Medium reddish purple. Aromas of spicy red berries and herbs. Light bodied with vibrant acidity and little tannin. Made from 100% old vine Grenache planted in Alexander Valley in 1914. 100% whole clusters fermented in concrete egg with partial carbonic maceration then aged 10 months in neutral French oak and concrete. 13.5% ABV.

Jan 14th, 2019
David Metcalf

Glad I picked up a few bottles, this is very enjoyable. Enough carbonic character to make it fun and breezy, but still has quite a bit of structure and firm tannins. Nice example of a pinot-y grenache.

Glad I picked up a few bottles, this is very enjoyable. Enough carbonic character to make it fun and breezy, but still has quite a bit of structure and firm tannins. Nice example of a pinot-y grenache.

Nov 5th, 2019
Ned Gray Creed

Hello one day old lovely, lively Grenache.

Hello one day old lovely, lively Grenache.

Dec 16th, 2018
Chris Grimm

Not feeling this. Seems a bit thin, and the acid and a little out of whack. Usually like these though, so maybe it's just the bottle.

Not feeling this. Seems a bit thin, and the acid and a little out of whack. Usually like these though, so maybe it's just the bottle.

Nov 19th, 2018
Steve Bozich

Nice surprise. Pax Mahle, I believe. Tart cherry, bright fresh strawberry, and a touch of leather and faintest hint of cola.
13.5 ABV, kind of peasanty, and would be great on the deck in the summer. 9.2

Nice surprise. Pax Mahle, I believe. Tart cherry, bright fresh strawberry, and a touch of leather and faintest hint of cola.
13.5 ABV, kind of peasanty, and would be great on the deck in the summer. 9.2

Mar 3rd, 2018
Jake Hajer

Black cherry cola and violets.

Black cherry cola and violets.

Oct 15th, 2016