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Core Wine Company Grenache 2008 Wine Review

Core Wine Company Grenache 2008

Core Wine Company Grenache 2008

Santa Barbara County, California, United States

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $25.00

Drink: 2012-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.9%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Core Wine Company

Agent: Nectar Wine Imports

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A robust red, with fleshy black cherry liqueur aromas. Smooth and layered with a full-on palate that's supported by ripe fruit and oak.

Grenache food pairings: smoked cheddar with herbed crostini.

This Core Wine Company Grenache 2008 was reviewed on April 12, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

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85% Grenache and 15% Syrah. 100% of the fruit comes from the Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard grown at 3000 feet. 24 months in neutral barrels and bottled without fining or filtration.
Huge nose of juicy red fruits and grilled meat. On the palate the wine is loaded with lush red and blue fruits, brown spices and nice concentration. A crowd pleasing wine at a great value that you won't find everywhere.

Rhone Report: Tasted out of barrel, the 2008 Core Grenache looks to be outstanding. While slightly closed on the nose, showing dense cherry and spice notes, the wine possesses a fantastic palate with beautiful fruit, a thick, rich mid-palate, and a very focused, structured finish. It will be interesting to see how this shows from bottle, but my guess is that it will benefit from 1 to 3 years of bottle age and then drink well for a decade. 90-93 points.

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