2005 Core Grenache Alta Mesa Vineyard


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Barbara County
Drink between 2007 - 2012 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • Dave Smigielski wrote:

    September 2, 2011 - A little disappointed. Maybe past it's prime. The nose had a tinge of baby powder, bing cherries and led me to what I thought was going to be a huge grenache, ESP. At 15.5 ABV. But on the palate it was dried cherries and a bit flabby. I have enjoyed several of daves wines in the past, so I am chalking this up to a btl that is past it's prime.

  • elefkowitz wrote:

    July 3, 2011 - Last of my 05 bottlings. Drank along with the 07 and this showed my subdued fruits but more earth and structure. Great QPR - all of Core's wines!

  • DPMc wrote: 89 points

    May 24, 2010 - Not usually a fan of straight grenache (love it in blends), but this was quite good. Rich red fruit with good structure. Some slight bitterness on the back end which added complexity. Great QPR at $20.

  • Florida Keys Girl wrote:

    October 17, 2009 - Improved greatly since last bottle in January - added significant depth with flavors of tobacco and coffee coming in rather than the pure fruit shown in previous bottles

  • donjulio wrote: 90 points

    May 15, 2009 - Nice garnet color, rather closed on the nose. Good fruit and earth, but lacked the depth that I expected.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Core
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Alta Mesa Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Barbara County

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  • In Cellars 12 (24%)
  • Consumed 38 (76%)

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