2016 I. Brand & Family Grenache Old Vine Besson Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Clara Valley
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  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    March 30, 2019 - Berserker Day purchase to try out the wines of Ian Brand.

    This starts with all the hallmarks of Grenache. It’s a pretty, strawberry red color, and it has bright, fresh, ripe red fruit on the nose and palate. What set it apart for me was that it had a denser mid-palate than what I typically encounter with California Grenache. It wasn’t just flash and flair. There was a depth to the wine that had me going back sip after sip, trying to get at what was ultimately an elusive core. I am glad to have a second bottle, as I want to let it rest for a little while, and see if that core unfurls. Very interesting wine.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer I. Brand & Family
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation Old Vine
  • Vineyard Besson Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Clara Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 1 (14%)
  • In Cellars 5 (71%)
  • Consumed 1 (14%)

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