A Tribute To Grace "Besson Vineyard" Grenache 2018Regular price $55.00 Save Liquid error (product-template line 131): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Over the years, Besson Vineyard has become my favorite of Angela’s lineup. The vineyard is located in Santa Clara County, just outside of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Planted in 1910, these are the oldest vines Angela works with, and are head-trained, dry-farmed and organic. This wine represents her highest percentage of whole cluster in any Besson vintage to date: 83%. Harvested under a Sagittarius moon (September 27, 2018), she bottled it exactly one year later.
This wine is the definition of elegance. A beautiful, translucent crimson in the glass, with a subtle nose of soft violets, strawberry, orange peel and sandalwood. Full of energy, yet nimble, presenting tart berry fruit, a touch of licorice and peppery spice. Drinking beautifully now, but will age, well, gracefully.
[Kirk Sutherland, June 2021]