The Wine Enthusiast Magazine: 90 Points
Grenache, the classic grape of the Southern Rhone, has been grown in the Santa Clara Valley for more than 100 years and has been a specialty of Sarah’s beginning with the 1980 vintage. The Sarah’s Vineyard Grenache has been estategrown on our own blocks since 1989.
The 2014 vintage was the second in a series of drought years on the Central Coast. Yields were slightly down but with no threatening fall rains, we were able to allow for extra hang time and superb phenolic ripeness. To maintain the wine’s beautiful cherry and berry character, this S.V.
In the glass, it displays black cherry and cranberry with oregano and spiced candy notes. The fruit carries beautifully into a bright finish with just the right amount of food-pairing acidity and a touch of pepper. Enjoy with a slow- cooked paella dish.
Cooperage: neutral French oak for 18 months