Looking at the 2011s, which are more straightforward and linear across the board, the 2011 Grenache is made in a medium-bodied, supple and ripe style with quality licorice, assorted spice, dried cranberry and floral aromas and flavors all emerging from the glass. It still has some tannin to integrate and will be better with another year in bottle. Drink 2015-2019.
Drink Dates: 2015-2019
Author: Jeb Dunnuck
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92
(aged in a combination of puncheons and concrete tanks): Glass-staining ruby. Pungent, floral-accented red and dark berries on the nose, with a bright mineral quality adding vivacity. Spicy black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors become sweeter with air and pick up an exotic touch of blood orange. Maintains focus and energy through a long, juicy finish framed by silky, fine-grained tannins. There's still a youthful tension to this wine that suggest at least another year or so of bottle age is in order before jumping into it.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: November/December 2013
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92
A spot-on Paso Grenache, dark, rich and layered, with a plush texture and deep blackberry, boysenberry and berry pie notes, featuring hints of black licorice and a mix of cedar and nutmeg aromas. Tightens on the finish, but the flavors manage to push through.