This style of simply yummy, quaffable wine is what Australian Grenache is so capable of producing. Despite high alcohol (16.5%), it doesn’t show heat on the palate, instead offering oodles of black cherries and some accents of baking spices. It’s round, supple and easy to drink, with a touch of coffee on the finish. Imported by USA Wine West.
From vines planted in 1926. Though the wine’s cherry flavors are a little sweet at first—imagine black cherry soda—it takes on deeper earthy notes with air. Aromas are a little too funky at first, but eventually go the way of black pepper. The message here? Give it some time in the glass to come around. Imported by USA Wine West.
A rosé of free-run Grenache, medium-full on the palate, with smoky, pine-needle aromas. Its flavors are of flowers and fresh berries, with a fresh herbal note persisting through the finish. 400 cases produced. Imported by USA Wine West.
This wine boasts admirable complexity, but comes across as a bit angular, with the acids maybe a touch too prominent. Still, the flavors of mint, pepper and meat layered over plum and raspberry fruit offer a lot to like, and the acids may actually make this wine more versatile with food than many more unctuous Shiraz.
Straightforward apple and lime aromatics bust from the glass alongside some slightly smoky, struck-flint notes, but this wine offers rather simple fruit flavors on the palate, It’s medium bodied, with a hint of honey already creeping in on the finish, suggesting early consumption is warranted.