“Great”nache! Jaffurs Grenache – JACK’S WINE PICKS OF THE WEEK: 11/30/2019-11/20/2019

Jack’s Picks of the Week: 12/04/2019-12/11/2019
OR while supplies last!

Jaffurs Grenache 2016
California – Santa Barbra County

Winemaker NotesThe 2016 Grenache carries on our tradition of producing focused, intriguing Grenaches that taste great upon release, but also evolve with age. Ruby red in color and medium weight, with aromatics of raspberry, cherry-cola, bramble, plum and dried flowers.  Partial stem inclusion through the fermentation provides texture and spice. Aged in used barrels for 10 months, this wine highlights the purity of the Grenache grape, and is a great companion with a wide range of foods.

Wine Enthusiast 91 Points: Rarely is Grenache the best grape to lay down in the cellar, but this bottling has the bones and pedigree to qualify. Plump berry, cherry and red-currant fruits have a floral edge on the nose, while the palate is very grippy with tannins that hold the sumac and tart cherry flavors tightly. Drink 2020–2026.

 

Wine Spectator 91 Points: Sleek and spirited, with floral raspberry and spiced cinnamon aromas and elegantly layered cherry and smoky, sweet anise flavors. Drink now through 2023. 500 cases made.

 

Jeb Dunnuck 90 points: The 2016 Grenache Santa Barbara County from this team (100% Grenache aged in used barrels) offers a ripe, upfront, charming style. Bing cherries, raspberries, ground herbs, and hints of pepper all flow to a medium-bodied, silky, elegant wine that will keep for a good 6-8 years. Maturity 2018-2024.

Retail: $45.99 

On Sale Thru 12/04: $24.99

 

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