Curtis Grenache 2007

Grenache from Central Coast, California

Price: $25.00 $15.99
Save $9.01 (36%)
Item No. 112751
  • W&S93
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Our Grenache comes from Crossroads Vineyard, which occupies a small oak-studded nook across from our winery in the Santa Ynez Valley. The 2007 vintage begins with bright aromas of strawberry jam, vanilla cream and spice. Round, juicy flavors of black cherry and raspberry are embraced by accents of clove and mocha. Fresh acidity carries a long, balanced finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Grown at the Crossroads Vineyard, planted in 1998 and owned at the time by Curtis, this vibrant strawberry-red grenache includes 18 percent syrah, adding an earthy edge of flint and game. There's tension between the bright, juicy, red-spiced fruit and the cooler seashell minerality. Decant this for roast quail or other dark-meat game birds. "
93 Points

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Rating:
(1/11/2012)
Very good. A little different but it is fruty and full bodied.
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Rating:
(1/30/2013)
Good, will try to find better.
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Rating:
(9/13/2012)
Style: Light & Fruity
The heat easily overpowers any fruitfulness here. Drink only with food. Day of decanting did not help. Highly overrated. More like an 86.
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Learn About Curtis

Under the guidance of Winemaker Chuck Carlson, Curtis Winery is exclusively committed to the crafting of Rhone-style wines. We are inspired by the extraordinary terrain of Santa Barbara County"s Santa Ynez Valley, which is today recognized as one of the world"s leading appellations for Rhone varietals. Since 1995, Curtis Winery has built a reputation for wines of quality and...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Grenache

Grenache (greh-NAASH) Sun-Worshiper This sun-worshiping grape gets ripe and loves hot, dry weather. Popular in Spain (called Garnacha), Australia and the southern Rhone region of France, Grenache is the primary grape in regions such as Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Tavel, and Priorat. It's often tamed by less fleshy, more structured grapes like Syrah...

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