2011 Bokisch Vineyards Garnacha Terra Alta Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Valley
  • Clements Hills
Drink between 2014 - 2016 (Edit)
CT89 5 reviews
Label borrowed from 2010
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • The Drunken Cyclist Likes this wine: (91 points)

    November 22, 2016 - Markus Bokisch sells this for $20 on his website, but he could easily get more: fairly light in color, but bold in aromas of blackberry jam and rhubarb. The fruit is just a tad forward as it is juicy and subtly rich. Plenty of depth on the mid-palate, and a gravelly, luscious finish. Five years out this is still lively and delightful, not going anywhere soon. I have three more bottles, and I am going to try to show a bit of restraint. Try. Outstanding.

  • jackaroo Likes this wine: (90 points)

    August 29, 2016 - I'm always looking for a wine that has the substance and structure to stand up to chipolte black bean burgers. The Bokish does well, indeed!

  • PhillyOutWest wrote: (88 points)

    October 12, 2015 - Nothing special going on here. Drank over 3 days and appeared to start opening up day after day but not memorable.

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  • VeniceCalif wrote: (88 points)

    June 19, 2014 - Notes made without consulting my previous taste of this wine. Decanted 30 mins. ahead and sampled over the next hour. Very deep garnet with just a touch of brick. Nice but shy nose (note to self: Grenache in CA often has a shy nose) that shows plum and a bit of cranberry with black pepper and leather. Smooth on the palate, as a "consumer-friendly" level of acidity conduces to slurping, which means that acididy is not challenging or tart but rather friendly in a medium-bodied package. Finishes quickly with almost no tannins. This is a perfectly fine bottle of mid-week wine, delicious in some ways but not rising to the level of, well, what . . . ? Find this wine, buy it, enjoy it.

  • VeniceCalif wrote: (88 points)

    December 30, 2013 - This wine told me something about the allegedly problematic 2011 vintage. Decanted 1 hr. ahead. Light ruby color, rather like certain pinot noirs. Fragrant nose, with tobacco, earth, light floral, and cranberry tones. Bright and brisk on the palate, with oak and strawberry notes in a plummy but light to medium bodied texture. Finishes quickly with light grip and low tannins. Quite a difference from the 2010 Garnacha. This wine is lighter, racier, and seems less ambitious. It's not lower in quality, but it is less serious. I think this is Markus Bokish making the best of a difficult situation. I have a few more bottles of this; I will use it when I might also use a floral pinot.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Bokisch Vineyards
  • Varietal Garnacha
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Terra Alta Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Valley
  • Appellation Clements Hills

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 36 (63%)
  • Consumed 21 (37%)

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