2008 Big Basin Vineyards Grizzly

Grenache Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Santa Cruz Mountains
Drink between 2013 - 2018 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • Mtnmd1 Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 10, 2015 - Big rich wine, well integrated. All fruit, tannins not noticeable but not really showing its age either. A happy find in the rack to go with the pork tenderloin tonight.

  • missionpk Likes this wine: 88 points

    December 7, 2015 - Challenging. Ripe and heavy. Tasty, but not any easy drink.

  • Tom Warden wrote: 92 points

    April 17, 2014 - Decanted for half an hour before tasting. I haven't touched any of my Big Basin wines for awhile but this one tempted me tonight. Probably would be better in two or so more years but very, very nice right now. Brambly fruit...nice amount of tannins and a long finish. Good stuff!

  • floydtp wrote: 92 points

    January 19, 2014 - Tasted non blind at home. PnP and also decanted for 3 hrs and drank along the way. Beautiful candied flower, red fruit and spice nose. Intense on the palate with more of the same from the nose with the addition hot peppers, plums, licorice and sour cherries. Very long and consistent finish. Medium acidity, medium tannins. While a very high ABV wine, it handles it very well and isn't very noticeable. I don't particularly like the style but if you like Grenache heavy blends, this one is a player.

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    November/December 2011, IWC Issue #159 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Big Basin Vineyards
  • Varietal Grenache Blend
  • Designation Grizzly
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Santa Cruz Mountains

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 12 (21%)
  • Consumed 44 (79%)

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