2009 Kent Rasmussen Grenache Esoterica


  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Mendocino County
Drink between 2011 - 2012 (Edit)
CT86.2 17 reviews

Community Tasting Notes 11

  • iByron Likes this wine: 87 points

    October 20, 2018 - Pale salmon in color (it’s 17 years on, after all). Nose is very shy, but matches the layered palate of strawberry-cantaloupe and white spice. But the real surprise is the structure! A firm (medium plus) backbone of acidity and mild (medium minus) tannins are still showing and holding it all together (again, after the 17 years!). If your still have one, and have taken care of it, it should reward you handsomely! Pair with a Cobb, Niçoise, or other full meal salad.

  • klezman Likes this wine:

    July 4, 2012 - More like a Grenach Blanc than a rose to me, but it's got a nice combination of acid and bright flavours. Every few sips something more berry-like comes out (the thing I look for in rose) but most sips through the last 1.5 hours its been open are along the lines of Sauv Blanc or Grenache Blanc.

  • BlackIce wrote: 86 points

    January 7, 2012 - My last bottle was the best. Maybe it is getting a bit better in the bottle? Nice bright fruit with some very noticeable minerality. Nice.

  • hecvil wrote: 90 points

    October 12, 2011 - delightful.

  • BlackIce wrote: 80 points

    September 26, 2011 - I can taste the minerality in this bottle but I can't give this an excellent or outstanding rating. I do agree with brainchasm's comment. I have been disappointed with this KR offering. Will most likely gift my last 2 bottles.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Rosé
  • Producer Kent Rasmussen
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation Esoterica
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Mendocino County
  • UPC Code 751116161733

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 38 (24%)
  • Consumed 121 (76%)

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