Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Clos de Gilroy Monterey County 2013 Grenache (Bonny Doon Vineyard)

Clos de Gilroy Monterey County 2013 Grenache, Bonny Doon Vineyard (GSM), $15.29-$19.99, 88 points, poured an almost Shiraz purple/red with a maroon tint toward the clear rim at the leggy glass wall.
Smells of autumn leaves, earth, grape, and red raspberry were subtle, but good.
The very smooth medium body carried fair acidity and mild tannin.
Flavors of cola, red fruit, a floral component, and dried savory herbs were good.
Finished well with red cherry cordial, spice, a hint of bourbon, and warmth from the 14% alcohol.

Varietals were 75% Grenache, 17% Syrah, 8% Mourvèdre.


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  1. A GSM. Anything up your sleeve that is 100% Grenache by any chance? Still working my way through several 'Grenaches' here in Cali. Mostly finding my descriptors are the same as yours. Have to get my hands on some Garnacha.

  2. VG: not an easily found Cali varietal! Tuck Beckstoffer Melée 2011 Grenache was 95%!