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2009 Ampelos Grenache Delta: the difference Ampelos

Grenache

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Sta. Rita Hills
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  • timewithwine wrote:

    February 24, 2018 - I’d been looking for an opportunity to try these side by side. Learning that the Scion is coming home from academia this weekend allowed me to anticipate her perpetual welcome dinner and set these two aside. Both look identical in the glass, with a slight edge edge given to the ‘09 for depth of color. Pomegranate or cherry in color with strawberry, sweet tobo and tangerine zest on the nose. Again, the ‘09 edges the ‘10 in intensity. The ‘09 is ripe and a bit juicy gliding across the palate with distinct flavors tracking the nose. The ‘10 is more integrated and lacking in balance with sharp acidity from the mid-palate to the short finish. Both wines, in fact, have short finished; both are primary and linear lacking in depth and unlikely to develop any. Both shed a fair amount of sediment. The ‘09 clocks in at 14.4% alc., while the ‘10 delivers 14.1% alc. With grilled bone-in pork chops dusted with ancho-cocoa powder. ‘09 is Recommended while the ‘10 is Recommended with Reservations.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ampelos
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation Delta: the difference
  • Vineyard Ampelos
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Sta. Rita Hills

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  • In Cellars 2 (40%)
  • Consumed 3 (60%)

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