2013 Lost Blues "Good Fences" Santa Maria Valley Syrah/Grenache

SKU #1300825 92 points Vinous

 Opaque ruby. Pungent cherry, dark berries and an olive nuance on the spice-accented nose. Sappy, sweet and expansive on the palate, offering energetic blackberry and cherry-vanilla flavors that tighten up slowly with air. Fleshy, seamless and nicely focused, finishing with silky, harmonious tannins, strong back-end thrust and lingering sweetness. (JR)  (11/2017)

92 points Wine Enthusiast

 Emerging winemaker Giovanni Grandinetti is one to watch. In this bottling he blends co-fermented lots of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache from Bien Nacido and Murmur vineyards to produce aromas reminiscent of venison in a rainbow peppercorn glaze, with touches of tar and crushed graphite. The palate is likewise quite gamy and tarry, with dried beef and teriyaki touches.  (3/2017)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A fabulous wine from the Bien Nacido and Murmur vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley, the 2013 Good Fences (60% Syrah and 40% Grenache) offers pretty, elegant, medium-bodied aromas and flavors of olive, blackberries, smoked herbs and a kiss of bacon fat. Supple, beautifully textured and already hard to resist, drink it anytime through 2021. Made by Giovanni Grandineti, all three of these latest releases are outstanding. (JD)  (8/2016)

Wine Spectator

 Bold blueberry and smoky meat aromas lead to ripe, plump flavors of berry cobbler and caramel spice. Syrah and Grenache. Drink now through 2021. 190 cases made. (Web Only, 2016)

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Staff Image By: Anthony Gittings | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/26/2017 | Send Email
I poured this wine at a customer tasting event recently, and boy was it a hit! A blend of 60% Syrah and 40% Grenache. A medium-bodied, rich wine that has a beautiful velvety texture. Loads of blackberry fruit and tobacco are complemented nicely with hints of bacon fat, olives and herbs. This bottle is a killer example of Santa Maria Valley wine.

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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.


- 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.
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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.