+ 2 inclusive tastings
This stunning Garnacha vertical highlights two beautifully unique certified organic vineyards on Peachy Canyon Road, Luna Matta and the MAHA Estate.
100% Grenache, certified organic. The 2016 Garnacha is your first glimpse of Grenache from the MAHA Estate. The energy from the site is a wonderful complement to the darker, wilder profile from Luna Matta. In the glass, a highly charged hue of garnet captures the eye. Intoxicating aromas of wild raspberries on the vine meld together with pomegranate, lupine, camphor, and spice. The front of the palate is bright and silky transitioning to a richer candied fruit element complimented with orange peel and maraschino cherry. This makes for a wine that gives lots of pleasure. Drink 2019-2026
“Deep bright-rimmed ruby. Heady, mineral-accented raspberry and cherry scents are complicated by suggestions of Asian spices and candied lavender. Lush, palate-staining red and dark berry and floral pastille flavors convey a suave blend of power and vivacity. Finishes spicy, broad and very long, with fine-grained tannins folding quickly into the plush, sweet fruit.” 93 pts - Vinous Media
100% Grenache, certified organic. This vintage has a purity of fruit, richness and overall YUMMINESS. A blend of MAHA Estate and Luna Matta, Garnacha is 50% whole cluster and was aged in older French barrels. The nose boasts aromas of wild strawberries, raspberries, pomegranate, cinnamon and anise. Elegant and seamless, the palate transcends to another level offering a mouthful of pure pleasure. Medium to full bodied, the purity and precision of fruit here make for a wine that will be hard to keep your hands off. Someone recently said that Grenache delivers everything that Pinot Noir promises. Blind taste your Pinot-loving friends on this wine and they will be SOLD on Grenache! Save some for the cellar as you will be rewarded in the long run. Drink 2019-2029
"Shimmering ruby-red. Spice-accented raspberry, cherry preserve and floral pastille aromas are complemented by a suggestion of exotic spices that builds in the glass. Juicy, palate-caressing red fruit liqueur, spicecake and floral pastille flavors convey a compelling blend of depth and delicacy. Finishes with superb, mineral- and spice-driven intensity, the harmonious tannins supporting lingering red fruit and floral notes. This suave wine was made with 40% whole clusters and raised in puncheons, 25% of them new." 95 pts - Vinous Media
100% Grenache, certified organic. Grenache can be big, dark and rich or it can be more translucent and bright depending on where it’s grown and the winemaker’s hand. We like to allow the sites to dictate the personality of the wine; in this case, MAHA Estate and Luna Matta. The combination of these two site brings sheer delight with the 2018 vintage. Luna Matta offers a darker profile with aromatics of black fruits, spice and mountain herbs while MAHA, shows a higher level of energy and precision with a profile of pomegranate, bright red fruit, kirsch and spice. A dark ruby profile draws you into the glass while the aromatics take you down the rabbit hole. Steeped cherries, cured meats, crushed rocks and licorice transition to a generous palate with great purity and balance. 2018 Garnacha strikes a perfect blend of fruit and savory framed by a modest structure that gives pleasure in the near term but also will allow for some time in the cellar. Drink 2020-2027
"Dark, shimmering ruby. Expressive red/blue fruit, floral and exotic spice scents are joined by building licorice and succulent herb notes. Smooth and fleshy on the palate, offering alluringly sweet, well-concentrated black raspberry, cherry cola, boysenberry and floral pastille flavors sharpened by a snap of spicy white pepper. Shows superb energy and red-fruit-driven thrust on the finish, which hangs on with strong, gently tannic persistence." 95 pts - Vinous Media