Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gregory Graham 2006 Grenache

Crimson Hill Vinyard
You won't see me reviewing many wines over $20, because that's out of my blind purchase price range.  I had this one at a tasting and it's one of my favorites.  It's a holiday/dinner party/gift wine.  Impress your friends.

Web Stuff:  The crimson red, volcanic soil of our vineyard provides the the perfect site for growing red wines. This wine is an example of the quality that can be attained by the vigneron "wine grower," where the grower and winemaker are the same. This unique and exceptional wine is the creation and result of Greg's experience, passion, and effort.

How does it taste?  It has a nice balance of fruit with acidity.  If you like your wines more earthy and tannic, try his syrah.  It's quite tasty too.

Cost: $21.99
Grade: B+
Cost Adjusted Grade: B+

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for those nice words, Jim! The '06 Grenache is indeed a favorite - Greg sure knows his Rhone varietals. As for his Syrahs, in addition to his '06 estate Syrah (Red Hills Lake County), he also released an '05 submerged cap-fermented that's full of smokey flavors, like liquid velvet on the palate. By the way, Greg is from Ohio too!