2013 Sans Liege "En Gedi-Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard" Santa Barbara County Grenache

SKU #1300830 94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Another awesome wine is the 2013 En Gedi Santa Barbara Highlands Vineyard, which was mostly destemmed (80%) and spent 22 months in 20% new French puncheons and the rest in neutral oak. Loaded with sweet blackberry fruits, peppery herbs and a kiss of minerality, this full-bodied Grenache has true richness and depth, sweet tannin and rock solid freshness. Drink bottles through 2023. Readers looking for rich, textured, character filled wines that won't break the bank need to check out these latest releases from winemaker Curt Schalchlin. (JD)  (8/2016)

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 Full-bodied and potently ripe, with smoky blackberry aromas and plump flavors of berry cobbler, licorice and pepper. Drink now through 2023. 200 cases made. (Web Only, 2017)

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Staff Image By: Anthony Gittings | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/25/2017 | Send Email
Made from 100% Grenache and only 9 barrels produced, this wine is perfect for fans of the esoteric and hard to get. The wine drinks big, but has plenty of silky tannin and fresh acid to give it perfect balance. Cedar, raspberry, sage can first be recognized, but further exploration shows plenty more. Peppercorns and clove are nicely integrated with notes of fig, blueberry and chocolate. A long powerful finish makes this perfect for hardy fare and BBQ.

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Varietal:

Grenache

- Fat, ripe and rich with ample fruit and vibrant acidity, wines made from Grenache are easy to love. While its origins are still under dispute - some suggest Spain, where it is called Garnacha, while others say it came first from Sardinia, where it is called Cannonau - it is inarguably one of the most planted varietals in the world. A hearty grape, Grenache does well in hot, dry regions and its sturdy stalk also makes it well-suited to withstand blustery conditions like the Provençal Mistral. It ripens at relatively high sugar levels, which translates to higher potential alcohol in the wines it produces. Grenache may be most famous in the Southern Rhône areas such as Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas where it has long been an important component of delicious blends. But it's also the source of the crisp rosés from Tavel, Lirac and Provence, and age-worthy vins doux naturels like Rivsaltes and Banyuls. Grenache is also found in large swaths of northeastern Spain, in Navarre, in Rioja, where it plays a supporting role in blends with Tempranillo, and in the distinctive wines of Priorat. The grape was once the most widely planted varietal in Australia, though Shiraz and Cabernet have overtaken it. In California, Grenache plantings have dwindled from their heyday in the San Joaquin Valley, but it is starting to see a resurgence, albeit in smaller plantings, where other Rhône varietals thrive.
Country:

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.
Sub-Region:

California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year. For our entire selection of California wines, please visit this link.
Specific Appellation:

Santa Maria/Santa Barbara

- Santa Maria and Santa Ynez make up the two AVAs of Santa Barbara County, an area known for its natural beauty and temperate climate. The best grape-growing areas, however, are located on the very coastal reaches of these two appellations, and are cooled by ever-present fog and ocean breezes (it is even cooler and foggier here than Carneros!). As expected, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive while the more inland zones lay claim to Bordeaux varietals and some Rhône blends.