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Grenache Blend

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  • pinotage1972 wrote:

    September 10, 2011 - Wow - very interesting wine. Not what I expected at all. Bought on a whim (good price point) and because it is a French wine that breaks the rules, and well, we're in (and half of us is from) California and we like to break wine rules. This blend is 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Granache. Pouring into the glass it looks like a light bodied Pinot, slightly more brown in color like a French Burgundy, rather than a redder, fruitier colored California Pinot. Interestingly you can smell both the two grape variatals on the nose. The Grenache has this slight balsamic smell, the pinot is black berry fruit. Its' tight on the palate, could probably use another year or two to open up and develop further, though its light in its tannins so its a small window where it will peak. A little less berry in the mouth than the nose. There is a light peppery finish at the front of the palate and a more fuller, softer mouthfeel than a straight Pinot Noir. It's a interesting little wine for the price point although it might be a little thin for some. This wine was un-oaked but I actually think could probably have benefited from some time in low toast American style oak. Nice. Different. Interesting.

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