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Broc Cellars Grenache Bennett Valley Dry Stack Vineyard 2008

Member Review by 77Wino:

This is what I expect from domestic grenache. Easily a competitor with riper vintage Gigondas or a really new world style Garnacha out of Spain. Chris kept the alcohol low and I love him for it. I'd start here when experimenting with his wines. Then do Vine Starr Blanc.

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Winery: Broc Cellars  
Color: Red
Varietal: Grenache
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Broc Cellars:
Micro-production urban winery located in the Bay Area producing Grenache, Zinfandel, Mourvedre, Syrah, and Pinot Noir. Broc Cellars was nothing more than an idea not that long ago, formed by Chris Brockway, about making wines that were “site specific”. Where the wines true character came from using only sustainably, organically, or biodynamically grown grapes from areas that most would consider... Read more
Micro-production urban winery located in the Bay Area producing Grenache, Zinfandel, Mourvedre, Syrah, and Pinot Noir. Broc Cellars was nothing more than an idea not that long ago, formed by Chris Brockway, about making wines that were “site specific”. Where the wines true character came from using only sustainably, organically, or biodynamically grown grapes from areas that most would consider marginal climates. Believing that vineyards develop ‘true’ character and complexity when they have to struggle to survive. This can come from many different aspects: poor nutrient and water holding capacity, steep slopes, cool temperatures, or from old vines that are dry farmed. Read less

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Snooth User: 77Wino
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Vintage: 2005 11/29/2011

This is what I expect from domestic grenache. Easily a competitor with riper vintage Gigondas or a really new world style Garnacha out of Spain. Chris kept the alcohol low and I love him for it. I'd start here when experimenting with his wines. Then do Vine Starr Blanc.


External Reviews for Broc Cellars Grenache Bennett Valley Dry Stack Vineyard

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Vintage: 2005 10/16/2008

From the Dry Stack Vineyard in Bennett Valley, the '05 Grenache shows red fruits along with kirsch, clove, black currants and pepper spice. This wine is concentrated and focused, yet retains elegance and restraint through its balance. Aged 10 months in French oak.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2005 02/14/2013

Fragrant aromas of strawberry-rhubarb and cherries lead to a lively medium-bodied mouthfeel that is as soft as velvet. Earthy tones show on the tight finish. Drink now.



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