Tag Archives: Grenache

Eben Sadie’s Very Old Vine Wines from South Africa: The 2015 Vintage

Eben Sadie is often proclaimed as South Africa’s most original and talented winemaker. 2015 is cited as one of South Africa’s greatest vintages ever. And the vineyards that Eben sources fruit from for his Ouwingerdreeks [Old Vine Series] are among … Continue reading

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The Farm Winery: 2013-14 New Releases from Paso Robles

These six new 2013 and 2014  releases from The Farm Winery in Paso Robles are terrific.  We are enthusiastic about them because they reveal outstanding vineyard management and restrained winemaking.   As a group these wines offer fruit forward purity, … Continue reading

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New 2012 Releases from Ledge Vineyards Paso Robles

These new releases from Ledge Vineyards are impressive.  They are crafted by Mark Adams, former assistant winemaker to Justin Smith at Saxum Vineyards in Paso Robles.   They include two vineyard designated wines from top vineyards, two pretty Rhone blends, and … Continue reading

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Sans Liege: Grenache from California’s Central Coast

A few months ago, while preparing our report on The Wines of Santa Barbara, we met Curt Schalchlin, creator and owner of Sans Liege, at Central Coast Wine Services in Santa Maria, CA.  Curt sources most of his fruit from … Continue reading

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Vignobles Michel Gassier: New Releases from Costières de Nîmes

The Costiéres de Nîmes is the southernmost wine growing region of the Rhône Valley. Located southwest of Chateuneuf-du-Pape, the Costiéres de Nîmes appellation includes part of the Camargue Rhône delta, bordering the Rhone to the east and including the ancient, … Continue reading

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