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Broc Cellars Grenache Dry Stack Bennet Valley 2006

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

A really meaty, game nose with black earth, coal and spice tones greeting the nose. There some sweetness from wood here but also lots of intriguing herb and spice notes all over a bed of gamy, dried meats and salame notes and a touch of chlorine. Very smooth and polished with a spicy green cardamon note right up front that is joined by layers of dark cherry fruit, bitter chocolate, fairly intense herbal driven spice notes, a really different expression of Grenache. Feels fine, nice tannins with a bit of bite to loose, solid acids, a touch of black tea across the mid-palate, finishes long with a complex layering of spice, herbal, medicinal and dried plummy fruit notes that are a bit tarry and exceptionally long. Wow this is really different not for everyone but a special wine. 93pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Broc Cellars Grenache Dry Stack Bennet Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
4.50 5
04/20/2009

A really meaty, game nose with black earth, coal and spice tones greeting the nose. There some sweetness from wood here but also lots of intriguing herb and spice notes all over a bed of gamy, dried meats and salame notes and a touch of chlorine. Very smooth and polished with a spicy green cardamon note right up front that is joined by layers of dark cherry fruit, bitter chocolate, fairly intense herbal driven spice notes, a really different expression of Grenache. Feels fine, nice tannins with a bit of bite to loose, solid acids, a touch of black tea across the mid-palate, finishes long with a complex layering of spice, herbal, medicinal and dried plummy fruit notes that are a bit tarry and exceptionally long. Wow this is really different not for everyone but a special wine. 93pts

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4.00 5
05/28/2009

A nose like walking through a petting zoo, nice and fresh, organic aromas with good deep blackberries. Flavors are brighter, nice and acidic, with a bit of cherry cola and eucalyptus on the finish.


Snooth User: Philip James
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4.00 5
05/28/2009

Minty nose of brambles and eucalyptus. Rich, meaty and fruity. Bright cherry flavors. Nice tannins on the finish, leading to coffee and cherry.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.00 5
05/28/2009

Reminds me of pasta sauce more than anything, really herbal, buttery, a little bit sweet. Char from the pig plays a role in the aroma, with some cedary notes and plenty of spice. Very savory and filling.

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  • Snooth User: nothankyou
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    0.00 5
    08/14/2009

    Dry like wood chips. No life, no body, no soul!!!! Battery acid in a fancy bottle. BTW..no one likes gamey or pasta sauce as a beverage.


    Snooth User: troyconquer
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    4.50 5
    05/28/2009

    Four and a half glasses



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