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2001 Garretson The Reliquary (Red)

Light capsule condition issue

ITEM 7953479 - Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
gnarlyvi… 3 $35 $105
3 $35
Item Sold Amount Date
I7953479 3 $35 Sep 19, 2021
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91Robert M. Parker Jr.

...offering complex, elegant notes of espresso, red and black fruits, earth, and spice box. While displaying the most finesse and elegance of Garretson’s wines, it offers plenty of power, depth, and richness.

91Stephen Tanzer

...thick, lush and superconcentrated, with a deep, sappy grenache-like sweetness. Very large-scaled, generous and long, with big but fine tannins. Not subtle but very impressive.


United States, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles

Paso Robles AVA is midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and it is considered one of the West Coast’s most exciting winemaking regions. With its hot, sometimes searingly dry and sunny weather, it is especially good country for growing warm climate grapes such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Because many Paso Robles wineries have been successful with blending these grapes into Rhone Valley-style wines, it is known as the Rhone zone of California. The AVA was created in 1983 and there are 32,000 vineyard acres. In late 2014 the AVA was divided into 11 smaller sub-appellations, so starting with 2015 vintages labeling will become more specific on Paso Robles wines, which will now also list sub-appellations. Located in San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles, the town and its surrounding area, was traditionally a farming and ranching region. But from a few dozen wineries in the early 1990s to more than 200 today, the area is quickly becoming known for wine and risk-taking winemakers.