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2016 Carlisle Rossi Ranch Grenache

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April 9, 2023 - $26



93The Wine Advocate

...beautiful kirsch, red roses, redcurrant jelly and mulberries scents with touches of cinnamon stick and dusty soil. Medium to full-bodied with a firm frame of grainy tannins and seamless freshness lifting the fragrant fruit, it finishes long and perfumed.

92Wine Enthusiast

Strawberry, cherry and earth give it a bold, fresh flavorful complexity with depth and surprising freshness. It lingers in cherry cordial and cedar.

91Wine Spectator

Sleek and structured, with expressive raspberry, smoky anise and cracked pepper flavors that speed toward refined tannins.

91-94Vinous / IWC of red berry fruit and floral overtones fill out the wine's frame effortlessly. The purity of the flavors is simply striking...unusually supple, fleshy Grenache with terrific fruit density and impeccable balance.

91Jeb Dunnuck

Kirsch, dried berries, dried herbs, and floral, spicy notes all flow to a medium-bodied, elegant, charming Grenache that has present tannin, solid balance, and a great finish.


United States, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Valley

Sonoma Valley AVA is Sonoma County’s original winegrowing district. Designated as an AVA in 1981, it includes 14,000 vineyard acres in a long, narrow valley that runs north-south. Rather romantically, the valley is also called The Valley of the Moon. The oldest winery in the AVA, and one of the oldest in California, is Buena Vista Winery, founded in 1857 by a Hungarian count who planted vineyards in Wisconsin before moving to California. Today there are nearly 60 wineries in the AVA producing a variety of wines, from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to Cabernet Sauvignon and Gewurztraminer. The appellation is bordered by mountain ranges on the east and west, which partly account for Sonoma Valley’s unique terroir. The mountains protect it from the cooling weather of the Pacific Ocean and fruit ripens well.


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.