Grenache is not in everyone’s wine vocabulary and it still confuses many Cabernet and Pinot drinkers. It is not as bold, bacon-fatty spicy as Syrah, yet it is more elegant and complex. Last week was one of our last tasting meetings of the year and we decided on Grenache. We lined up some great wines with an amazing outcome
- Booker “Ripper” (96 WA)
- Ojai (94 AG)
- Beckman “Pursima” (93 WA)
- Two Hands (93 WS)
- Tablas Creek (94 AG)
- Pax (93 AG)
- Denner (93+ WA)
- Paul Lato (94 RP)
- Herman Story (94 AG)
The surprise winner – TOFANELLI!
Vince Tofanelli the man behind many great Zinfandels (his own label, Turley, Neyers etc.) produced 100 cases of an amazing Grenache. This is only the second vintage, so you might be confused – not Zin, not Petite Sirah!
Tofanelli 2012 Grenache “Estate” Napa Valley
Retail 42.00 – GGWC 39.99
FREE SHIPPING on 6+ Bottles, use code TOF12GREN upon checkout
(can mix & match with Tofanelli Zinfandel)
On the nose you are greeted by bright aromatics of black raspberry, a touch of jasmine and orange blossom notes. The wine is typical Tofanelli intense, with layered black and red stone fruit, cassis, a touch of pepper spice and rose petals. Seamless wine that is extremely elegant and complex. An ideal Thanksgiving and Holiday wine – splash decant, but you can lay this wine down for some years to come as well. Only 4 barrels produced.
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