Wine Advocate | Rating: 95Another blockbuster from this estate, the 2012 James Berry Vineyard is a cofermented blend of 68% Grenache and 32% Syrah. It offers lots of exotic red fruits, spice-box, herbes de Provence, white pepper and dried flower notes, with tons of chalky minerality, to go with a full-bodied, elegant and downright sexy style on the palate. It needs a year or two in bottle but will keep for a decade after that.Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Plush, almost blowsy in texture, with a modest core of minerally acidity lending traction. Appealing for the ripe and jammy flavors of raspberry, spicy cinnamon and smoky sage. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2024. 230 cases made.Author: Tim Fish
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 56 bottles owned
- 10 collectors