A Tribute to Grace Grenache Spear Vineyard 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
United States
region
California
appellation
Santa Barbara
subappellation
Santa Rita Hills
93
VM
91
JD
Additional vintages
2018 2016
93
VM
Rated 93 by Vinous Media
The 2018 Grenache Spear Vineyard is an explosion of aromas and flavors, all supported by breams of acidity and tannin that give the wine a real sense of energy. Dark cherry, licorice, sage, mint and lavender bring out slightly darker shades of Grenache character. More than anything else, the Spear stands out for a sense of structure that is not found in any other wine in the range. ... More details
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A Tribute to Grace Grenache Spear Vineyard 2018 750ml

SKU 849917
$49.48
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Professional Ratings
93
VM
91
JD
93
VM
Rated 93 by Vinous Media
The 2018 Grenache Spear Vineyard is an explosion of aromas and flavors, all supported by breams of acidity and tannin that give the wine a real sense of energy. Dark cherry, licorice, sage, mint and lavender bring out slightly darker shades of Grenache character. More than anything else, the Spear stands out for a sense of structure that is not found in any other wine in the range.
91
JD
Rated 91 by Jeb Dunnuck
From a notable vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills and two-thirds destemmed, the 2018 Grenache Spear Vineyard offers a beautiful, more earthy, sous bois-driven bouquet of mulled cherries, wild strawberries, bouquet garni, and sappy flowers. As with all these wines, it plays in the medium-bodied, elegant, lightly textured end of the spectrum yet has plenty of tannins, outstanding balance, and a great finish.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
United States
region
California
appellation
Santa Barbara
subappellation
Santa Rita Hills
Additional vintages
2018 2016
Overview
Rated 93 - The 2018 Grenache Spear Vineyard is an explosion of aromas and flavors, all supported by breams of acidity and tannin that give the wine a real sense of energy. Dark cherry, licorice, sage, mint and lavender bring out slightly darker shades of Grenache character. More than anything else, the Spear stands out for a sense of structure that is not found in any other wine in the range.
green grapes

Varietal: Grenache

For many centuries now, vintners in the dry and arid regions of Europe have been growing the purple skinned fruits of the Grenache vines for use in a wide range of different wines. Their influence and popularity led to them being planted all over the New World in any region with the correct climatic conditions for them to thrive in, away from the damp or wet weather which causes this particular varietal to very easily rot. Grenache grapes are prized by many as a result of their spicy berry flavors, and the fact that they have a relatively high alcohol content in the bottle. This has led to them being often used as a blending grape, although single variety bottles are also common and make the most of their light body and interesting, rich flavors
barrel

Region: California

Since the 18th century, California has been a hugely important and influential wine region, acting as a trailblazer for other New World wine regions and utilizing an important blend of traditional and contemporary practices, methods and techniques relating to their wine production. Split into four key areas – the North Coast, the Central Coast, the South Coast and the Central Valley – Californian wineries make the most of their ideal climate and rich variety of terrains in order to produce a fascinating range of wines made with a long list of different fine grape varietals. Today, the state has almost half a million acres under vine, and is one of the world's largest wine exporters, with Californian wines being drunk and enjoyed all across the globe.
fields

Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.
bottle and glass

Appellation: Santa Barbara

California is one of the New World's truly great wine producing countries, and within the state, there are few regions quite as enduringly popular or successful as Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara benefits from the fantastic sunshine the state is famous for, as well as the cooling and temperate Pacific Ocean winds which help to slow the ripening process and ensure the grapes which thrive there end up expressing more flavor and aroma in the bottle. The region itself is renowned for producing high quality and flavorful red wines, commonly made from classic French grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon. However, recent years have seen the wineries of Santa Barbara eager to experiment, and today several different red and white wine grapes are growing well in this beautiful region.
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green grapes

Varietal: Grenache

For many centuries now, vintners in the dry and arid regions of Europe have been growing the purple skinned fruits of the Grenache vines for use in a wide range of different wines. Their influence and popularity led to them being planted all over the New World in any region with the correct climatic conditions for them to thrive in, away from the damp or wet weather which causes this particular varietal to very easily rot. Grenache grapes are prized by many as a result of their spicy berry flavors, and the fact that they have a relatively high alcohol content in the bottle. This has led to them being often used as a blending grape, although single variety bottles are also common and make the most of their light body and interesting, rich flavors
barrel

Region: California

Since the 18th century, California has been a hugely important and influential wine region, acting as a trailblazer for other New World wine regions and utilizing an important blend of traditional and contemporary practices, methods and techniques relating to their wine production. Split into four key areas – the North Coast, the Central Coast, the South Coast and the Central Valley – Californian wineries make the most of their ideal climate and rich variety of terrains in order to produce a fascinating range of wines made with a long list of different fine grape varietals. Today, the state has almost half a million acres under vine, and is one of the world's largest wine exporters, with Californian wines being drunk and enjoyed all across the globe.
fields

Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.
bottle and glass

Appellation: Santa Barbara

California is one of the New World's truly great wine producing countries, and within the state, there are few regions quite as enduringly popular or successful as Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara benefits from the fantastic sunshine the state is famous for, as well as the cooling and temperate Pacific Ocean winds which help to slow the ripening process and ensure the grapes which thrive there end up expressing more flavor and aroma in the bottle. The region itself is renowned for producing high quality and flavorful red wines, commonly made from classic French grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon. However, recent years have seen the wineries of Santa Barbara eager to experiment, and today several different red and white wine grapes are growing well in this beautiful region.