A Tribute to Grace Grenache 'Besson Vineyard' 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
United States
region
California
appellation
Los Olivos
94
VM
91
JD
Additional vintages
2018 2016
94
VM
Rated 94 by Vinous Media
The 2018 Grenache Besson Vineyard is a wine of freshness and translucence, both of which give it a level of depth that is deceptively at first. Clean minerally notes pulse through the 2018, lending shape and energy. The Besson is understated and not at all obvious, but there is plenty there. ... More details
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A Tribute to Grace Grenache 'Besson Vineyard' 2018 750ml

SKU 849914
$47.94
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Professional Ratings
94
VM
91
JD
94
VM
Rated 94 by Vinous Media
The 2018 Grenache Besson Vineyard is a wine of freshness and translucence, both of which give it a level of depth that is deceptively at first. Clean minerally notes pulse through the 2018, lending shape and energy. The Besson is understated and not at all obvious, but there is plenty there.
91
JD
Rated 91 by Jeb Dunnuck
The 2018 Grenache Besson Vineyard comes from the Santa Clara Valley and saw plenty of stems as well as neutral barrels. Lots of spice, candied strawberry, violets, and orange rind notes dominate the nose of this medium-bodied red, followed by bright yet integrated acidity, good structure, and a clean, juicy, dry finish that keeps you coming back to the glass. It's going to keep for 7-8 years as well.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
United States
region
California
appellation
Los Olivos
Additional vintages
2018 2016
Overview
Rated 94 - The 2018 Grenache Besson Vineyard is a wine of freshness and translucence, both of which give it a level of depth that is deceptively at first. Clean minerally notes pulse through the 2018, lending shape and energy. The Besson is understated and not at all obvious, but there is plenty there.
green grapes

Varietal: Grenache

Grenache grapes have long been cultivated in various parts of Europe, and are noted for being particularly successful in arid regions which are both hot and very dry. As such, they are ideal for many New World countries, and have quickly established themselves as one of the most widely grown red wine grape varietals in the world. The Grenache grape is easily identifiable by its purple skin, and tightly hanging bunches which grow quite rigorously in the correct conditions. They are most commonly associated with light bodied wines, with little tannins or acidity, yet quite a high alcohol content. As such, they are very versatile, and are regularly used for both single variety and blended wines, in which their strong and unique features can shine through.
barrel

Region: California

When it comes to New World wine regions, it is widely agreed that many of the finest wines are grown and produced in California. The long stretches of coastline and the valleys and mountainsides which come off them are ideal areas for vine cultivation, and for over a century now, wineries have found a perfect home in the hot, dry state, with many of the wines produced here going on to reach world class status. The state is greatly helped by the brisk oceanic winds which cool the otherwise hot and dry vineyards, which hold mineral rich soils covering vast areas and featuring many established wineries. The state is split into four main regions, the largest by far being the central valley which stretches over three hundred miles in length.
fields

Country: United States

The first European settlers to consider growing grapevines in the United States must have been delighted when they discovered the now famous wine regions within California, Oregon and elsewhere. Not even in the Old World are there such fertile valleys, made ideal for vine cultivation by the blazing sunshine, long, hot summers and oceanic breezes. As such, it comes as little surprise that today more than eighty-nine percent of United States wines are grown in the valleys and on the mountainsides of California, where arguably some of the finest produce in the world is found. However, American wine does not begin and end with California, and due to the vast size of the country and the incredible range of terrains and climates found within the United States, there is probably no other country on earth which produces such a massive diversity of wines. From ice wines in the northern states, to sparkling wines, aromatized wines, fortified wines, reds, whites, rosés and more, the United States has endless surprises in store for lovers of New World wines.
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green grapes

Varietal: Grenache

Grenache grapes have long been cultivated in various parts of Europe, and are noted for being particularly successful in arid regions which are both hot and very dry. As such, they are ideal for many New World countries, and have quickly established themselves as one of the most widely grown red wine grape varietals in the world. The Grenache grape is easily identifiable by its purple skin, and tightly hanging bunches which grow quite rigorously in the correct conditions. They are most commonly associated with light bodied wines, with little tannins or acidity, yet quite a high alcohol content. As such, they are very versatile, and are regularly used for both single variety and blended wines, in which their strong and unique features can shine through.
barrel

Region: California

When it comes to New World wine regions, it is widely agreed that many of the finest wines are grown and produced in California. The long stretches of coastline and the valleys and mountainsides which come off them are ideal areas for vine cultivation, and for over a century now, wineries have found a perfect home in the hot, dry state, with many of the wines produced here going on to reach world class status. The state is greatly helped by the brisk oceanic winds which cool the otherwise hot and dry vineyards, which hold mineral rich soils covering vast areas and featuring many established wineries. The state is split into four main regions, the largest by far being the central valley which stretches over three hundred miles in length.
fields

Country: United States

The first European settlers to consider growing grapevines in the United States must have been delighted when they discovered the now famous wine regions within California, Oregon and elsewhere. Not even in the Old World are there such fertile valleys, made ideal for vine cultivation by the blazing sunshine, long, hot summers and oceanic breezes. As such, it comes as little surprise that today more than eighty-nine percent of United States wines are grown in the valleys and on the mountainsides of California, where arguably some of the finest produce in the world is found. However, American wine does not begin and end with California, and due to the vast size of the country and the incredible range of terrains and climates found within the United States, there is probably no other country on earth which produces such a massive diversity of wines. From ice wines in the northern states, to sparkling wines, aromatized wines, fortified wines, reds, whites, rosés and more, the United States has endless surprises in store for lovers of New World wines.