A Tribute to Grace Besson Vineyard Grenache 2018
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Clara Valley|
|Brand||A Tribute to Grace|
There's a strong rocky streak to the nose of this bottling from a vineyard planted in 1910, yet the soft and suave aromas of light cranberry, orange zest, hibiscus and fruit punch are most attractive. The grip of the palate won't let go, framing earthy flavors of rust, tea leaves and muddled cranberry.
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.
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.