Vinous | Rating: 94Lurid ruby. Powerful, oak-spiced red fruit liqueur, licorice and lavender pastille aromas gain vivacity from a bright mineral flourish. Palate-staining raspberry and boysenberry flavors deepen and spread out slowly with aeration, picking up smoke and spicecake nuances. Gracefully plays richness off elegance and shows no excess fat. Closes smooth, sweet and extremely long, displaying building spiciness, velvety tannins and outstanding clarity.Drink Dates: 2019-2026Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The 2013 The Maven is a top barrel selection (20% whole clusters and 18 months in 30% new French oak) and is a rare 100% Grenache from California that has true richness and depth. Notes of kirsch, dried spices, incense, strawberries and flowers all emerge from this medium to full-bodied, elegant and seamless red that has ultra-fine tannin, impressive mid-palate depth and a great finish. I like it now, but it will age like a Grenache-dominated Chateauneuf du Pape and keep for a decade.Drink Dates: 2016-2026Author: Jeb Dunnuck
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
- 26 bottles owned
- 6 collectors