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2013 McPrice Myers High On The Hog Grenache

ITEM 8577134 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Bidder Amount Total
Matt Esq. $15 $15
$15
Item Sold Amount Date
I8577134 1 $15 Dec 11, 2022
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RATINGS

91Vinous / IWC

Intensely perfumed, spice-accented aromas of fresh red berries and candied flowers... Vibrant raspberry and rose pastille flavors are energized by a suave Asian spice quality that builds on the back half. Rich but fresh and energetic, showing excellent finishing clarity and just a hint of dusty tannins on the clinging finish.

90Wine Spectator

Loaded with fresh fruit and spice, this is a ripe and jammy quaff, with accents of grilled herb, anise and smoky beef.

REGION

United States, California, South Coast, Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara County is not an AVA, but a region just south of San Luis Obispo that includes the Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley appellations. Wine has been produced in the area since the 18th century when Spanish missionaries planted vineyards. It wasn’t until the 1990s, however, that producers focused on growing premier grapes for fine wines. During the 1990s more than 10,000 acres of vineyards were planted, and today there are nearly 20,000 acres of vineyards. The region received a big bump in recognition and prestige when the popular film “Sideways” was shot there in 2004. Because the region is affected by maritime weather, it is relatively cool climate makes it ideal for Chardonnay. Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and an increasingly adventuresome number of varietals are also grown successfully in Santa Barbara County.

TYPE

Red Wine, Grenache

One of the most popular red varieties planted, it ripens late and prefers hot dry climates. It probably originated in Spain, where it is still widely grown. Grenache is best known for its use in Southern Rhone wines, including those of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.