The 2013 Garnacha is equal parts Denner Vineyard and Luna Matta Vineyard Grenache. In the glass the wine shows a vibrant garnet hue. Aromas of black cherries, anise and a hint of California Bay lead to a bold, juicy palate that shows beautiful purity and precision. Chocolate covered violets and caramelized bacon fat are followed by white pepper spice that lingers. The mouth feel is both juicy and grippy. Enjoy it (like we did!) with Pamplona chorizo and Mt. Tam cheese and Mary’s Black Pepper Seed Crackers. Drink 2015-2025.
“Tasted from multiple barrels, the 2013 Garnacha looks fantastic. Showing lots of stem influence in its peppery herbs, smoke and spice, it has beautiful dark fruit, full-bodied richness and a structured feel on the palate. I think the tannin will round into form once bottled, and this should have a solid 7-8 years of longevity.” (92-94) Jeb Dunnuck- The Wine Advocate