Gregory Dal Piaz

Location: New York, NY

Top Grenache 5/8/12

4. Mounts Grenache Dry Creek Valley (2009)

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This is a bit dark and roasty on the nose with notes of dusty earth, green tobacco and cracked pepper accenting the dried strawberry fruit. It also does show a bit of heat. Lighter on the palate than expected with lovely brightness to the strawberry and slightly pomegranate-tinged fruit. This has a nice spicy quality on the back end and tannins that add just a hint of mouth-grab, though they balance the richness and sweetness of fruit on the finish well. The finish adds nice notes of licorice and spice along with a slightly minty top note. 89pts
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