Opened this yesterday. Boy, it showed with some dried, cherry fruit and lots of acid. Really kind of austere and absent of any fleshy, CA fruit to brighten it. I saved another glass for today, where it shows much better. Still the same hard cherry candy core with very bright acidity and now finally the watermelon notes and light raspberry that I have seen in past bottles. I have to think that if this wine was put up against some of the champion grenaches of CA, it would be a stark contrast. I enjoy this style, as it fits my preference for dialed in wines. Juicy, lean and still quite youthful even after a day being open so my advice for a drink window would be wait a couple years and then enjoy. This wine is in no danger of fading or getting dull.
Outstanding bottle of Grenache. A great example of the varietal. A real keeper. If I can hunt down more of it, I will buy it. I was surprised at the quality given that the grapes are Sonoma which I do not consider a great source of Rhone varietals, but this was really good.
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