For some time now, Grenache has been my varietal of choice. This one in particular is very dense, with a nose of dark berry and spice followed by f... Read more
The 2008 Vico made from 100% Mencia with 30% whole clusters and aged for 9 months in seasoned French oak. Opaque purple-colored, it offers up a sli... Read more
The old vine offering of 100% Grenache, the 2008 La Granacha Signargues, is super. Like its sibling, it was made and bottled without any SO2, a rar... Read more
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For some time now, Grenache has been my varietal of choice. This one in particular is very dense, with a nose of dark berry and spice followed by flavors of licorice, dark red cherry, bramble, blueberry and tar, enticing you to cherish each sip as each nuance slowly evolves into a long, velvety finish. Although this dry, full-bodied wine can develop for a few more years, I recommend a decanter, an easy chair and some time to contemplate every intricacy this wine offers.
The 2008 Vico made from 100% Mencia with 30% whole clusters and aged for 9 months in seasoned French oak. Opaque purple-colored, it offers up a slightly reticent bouquet of damp earth, mineral, incense, black cherry, and black raspberry. Dense and loaded on the palate, the flavors are already complex and mouth-filling. Impeccably balanced and with a 45-second finish, it has the stuffing to blossom for another 2-3 years but can be approached now. It is a great value.
The old vine offering of 100% Grenache, the 2008 La Granacha Signargues, is super. Like its sibling, it was made and bottled without any SO2, a rarity. Furthermore, these vineyards are organically farmed. Sexy black fruit and floral notes are followed by a deep, full-bodied wine displaying plenty of kirsch, underbrush, and loamy soil notes. Good purity, a full-bodied texture, deliciously ripe fruit, and a seamless style make for a sensational bargain-priced wine that should drink well for 2-3 years.
A brilliant 100% Grenache cuvée from old vines, the 2007 Cotes du Rhone-Villages La Granacha Signargues comes from an organically farmed parcel, and is bottled unfined and unfiltered with no SO2 additions. Deep ruby to the rim, with beautiful aromas of kirsch liqueur, melted licorice, ground pepper, and garrigue, it is a superb, full-bodied effort with terrific precision, definition, and concentration. This beauty should drink well for 5-6 years.
A real sleeper is the 2005 La Granacha - Signarques, 100% Grenache from relatively old vines. Unfined and unfiltered with virtually no SO2, 90% of this wine was kept in tank and 10% in old foudres. It is an amazing bargain, deep ruby/purple with wonderfully sweet blackberry and cherry fruit as well as kirsch-like fruit with licorice, spice, and a bit of a floral note. The wine is opulent, full-bodied, and a fabulous bargain. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
The knock-out, 100% Grenache 2004 Cotes du Rhone-Villages La Granacha is made from 60-80-year old vines cropped at 28-30 hectoliters per hectare, and bottled with no filtration (as is its sibling), it is pure kirsch liqueur with loads of soul and personality. It comes across like a bargain-priced Chateauneuf du Pape. Spicy, with loads of sweet cherry and strawberry fruit, and enough acidity to provide definition, it can be enjoyed over the next 1-2 years.
A red blend made up predominantly of Syrah, dishing out loads of mouthwatering plum and cherry fruit followed by a dash of spice on the finish.
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