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2011 Sanguis Verve Grenache

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

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RATINGS

92Vinous / IWC

... Sexy, highly perfumed aromas of red berry liqueur, sandalwood, lavender and Asian spices, with a bright mineral quality adding lift. Offers juicy, expansive black raspberry and floral pastille flavors and an enlivening jolt of white pepper, along with a hint of anise. Closes spicy, sweet and long, with supple tannins adding gentle grip...

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast

Central Coast AVA is a huge wine producing area that extends from Santa Barbara County in the south to San Francisco in the north. With more than 100,000 vineyard acres, it includes parts of six counties near the Pacific Ocean. Nearly 20 smaller AVAs lie within the Central Coast AVA. Central Coast earned appellation status in 1985. Included in the appellation are parts of the counties of Contra Costa, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz. Nearly every grape varietal grown in California is grown somewhere in the Central Coast AVA, though Chardonnay accounts for nearly 50% of the entire wine grape crop.

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.