Curtis Winery

2011 Santa Barbara County Grenache

Grenache Noir •Curtis Estate

Santa Barbara County

Offer Expired:May 25, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$29.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Pinot? Grenache? Panache!

Today’s 2011 Santa Barbara County Grenache is another delightful wine from our friends at Curtis Winery. This is the third time we’ve featured one of their wines, and each successive gem impresses us more and more.

Delicious through and through, today’s wine is layered with juicy red fruit, black peppercorn spice, and subtle notes of earthy terroir. Our tasting panel remarked how today’s wine’s flavor profile would feel right at home in the glass of a Pinot lover - if they’re willing to feel a bit bold, that is.

Go ahead and give today’s unique wine a chance - we guarantee you won’t regret it.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Beautiful, slightly translucent scarlet throughout the glass, with just a touch of a lovely hazy rim.

Smell:

Very delicate on the nose, with clear floral hints of lavender framed by dark cherry, baked sweet plum, dried fallen leaves, sweet vanilla bean, dark baking spices, and a hint of kola nut.

Taste:

On the palate, subtle notes of black cherry and purple fruit are paired with a delicious spicy note of black peppercorn and clove. Hints of sweet tobacco leaf, anise, cinnamon, and coffee bean round out the lovely terroir elements.

Finish:

With hints of fresh fruit and a touch of structure, today’s wine will feel right at home in the glass of a Pinot lover. The very well rounded finish is highlighted by dark cherry notes that slowly fade into deep spice and subtle earth.

Pairing:

Roasted pork tenderloin, rubbed with plenty of dried herbs and served with a balsamic reduction drizzled overtop.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Ernst Storm
Accolades
Gold Medal - San Francisco Chronicle
Appellation
Santa Barbara County, California
Vineyard
Curtis Estate
Fruit Variety
Grenache 92%, Syrah 8%
Cooperage
15 months in French oak
ABV
14.2%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:May 25, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$29.00
Avg. Price
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