Unsullied by grand aspirations and stripped of its usual blending partners, syrah and mourvedre, this is grenache in its purest state. Fresh strawberry, bing cherries, and kirsch are clearly expressed; clove, vanilla, and a slight herbaceous quality lend an exotic air; the tender mouthfeel is charming. Alcoholic bitterness typical of unblended grenache reinforces the sincerity of this lovely yet utterly unpretentious wine.
Solid acidity from a cool growing season makes up for the lack of tannic structure.
Good: Soft, expressive mouthfeel
Bad: A slight bitterness on the palate
Distinctive: Pure expression of the grape