Andrew Murray Grenache Central Coast 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

The grapes for this wine come from the Brave Oak Vineyard in Paso Robles, just east of the 101. We had the Grenache custom planted for us in 2000 to the ENTAV clone simply named Clone 513. At the time of planting, it was the newest and most hyped of the available “French Clones” and it seems to be living up to its promise. The vineyard is farmed to our specs by the very capable and seasoned grower, Tony Domingos. He trims the “wings” of the clusters in the summertime, leaving us just the “heart” of the cluster, where the best flavors come from. This is a follow up to the 2005 vintage, which was a big hit with you all, so we crafted it in the same exact way. While the wine is not as dark as our various Syrah bottlings, it is a very powerful wine, with a medium-full body and soft lingering finish. The aromas and flavors of this wine make it obvious that you are enjoying a Grenache…they include the tell-tale wild strawberry, black cherry and a spicy peppery quality. We decided to help preserve the fruit-forward qualities of this wine and bottled it in the Stelvin closure. It is ready to drink so you could wait a few weeks to a few months before you crack this one. If you are really patient, you could even wait 3 years for this wine to live up to its true potential.

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
3.17 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Andrew Murray Vineyards:
"Handcrafted wines, from hillside vines, planted exclusively to Rhone varieties..." Andrew Murray fell in love with the emerging Rhône varieties, Syrah and Viognier, in the late ’80s while traveling through the Rhône Valley. He took that passion further when he headed out for a short internship in Australia in 1992 to learn more about the famed Australian Shiraz. There he fell so in love wit... Read more
"Handcrafted wines, from hillside vines, planted exclusively to Rhone varieties..." Andrew Murray fell in love with the emerging Rhône varieties, Syrah and Viognier, in the late ’80s while traveling through the Rhône Valley. He took that passion further when he headed out for a short internship in Australia in 1992 to learn more about the famed Australian Shiraz. There he fell so in love with Syrah that he overstayed his planned three months by almost a year. When he returned home, he earned a degree in viticulture and oenology from U.C. D avis and started his eponymous vineyard and winery, working with growers who mirrored his passion for excellence. He found vineyard owners who matched his desire for perfection, and who farmed their vines to ruinously low yields with the most advanced viticultural methods. Andrew’s razor sharp vision can be surmised succinctly in the company motto, “Handcrafted wines from steep hillside vineyards, planted exclusively to Rhône Varieties.” All of the focus, passion, and dedication have paid off. Today, Andrew Murray Vineyards is considered, “One of Santa Barbara’s finest wineries,” by Robert Parker,Jr. and the editors of Food and Wine magazine were in agreement when they named Andrew as the “Tastemaker Of the Year” in 2004. Read less

Member Reviews for Andrew Murray Grenache Central Coast

Add your review
Snooth User: NiceRack
12396412
3.50 5
01/19/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Andrew Murray Grenache Central Coast

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
04/30/2010

Andrew Murray Grenache 2006 and all other wine from Andrew Murray Vineyards are available for immediate delivery and discounted prices from CheaperCigars.com. We also carry wide variety of wine from USA and across the globe.



The grapes for this wine come from the Brave Oak Vineyard in Paso Robles, just east of the 101. We had the Grenache custom planted for us in 2000 to the ENTAV clone simply named Clone 513. At the time of planting, it was the newest and most hyped of the available “French Clones” and it seems to be living up to its promise. The vineyard is farmed to our specs by the very capable and seasoned grower, Tony Domingos. He trims the “wings” of the clusters in the summertime, leaving us just the “heart” of the cluster, where the best flavors come from. This is a follow up to the 2005 vintage, which was a big hit with you all, so we crafted it in the same exact way. While the wine is not as dark as our various Syrah bottlings, it is a very powerful wine, with a medium-full body and soft lingering finish. The aromas and flavors of this wine make it obvious that you are enjoying a Grenache…they include the tell-tale wild strawberry, black cherry and a spicy peppery quality. We decided to help preserve the fruit-forward qualities of this wine and bottled it in the Stelvin closure. It is ready to drink so you could wait a few weeks to a few months before you crack this one. If you are really patient, you could even wait 3 years for this wine to live up to its true potential.

Photos

+ Add Image

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »

Grenache Top Lists








Snooth Media Network