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Grenache from Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California


A very healthy bright ruby red color, with nary a sign of brown at the rim. The nose is dominated by notes of autumnal spice - cloves, allspice, star anise and hints of sandalwood. In addition there are the reliably Grenache tones - strawberry/rhubarb and peach, with some suggestion of citrus. There is a definitely discernible characteristic of menthol or peppermint, which builds in intensity as the wine becomes saturated with oxygen. Very good volume on the palate: the wine seems to expand with exposure to air in the way that inspirational Pinot/Burgundy sometimes does. Definite tannic backbone to the wine, presaging a good long life.

The Language of Yes Grenache 2021 - 375ml

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