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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Shatter Grenache 2010
Shatter Grenache 2010
(search item no. 117796)

PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A deep red, nearly opaque, hue of garnet fills the sides of the glass. Stunning aromas of succulent dark fruits and ripe cherry are neatly framed by soft French oak. The wine has an amazingly pure entry which instantly coats the entire front of the mouth and leads into a soft mid-palate with refined acid and great structure. Mature tannins round out a long finish that last nearly half a minute.
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About Shatter:

Launched in April 2012, Shatter wine is a collaboration between Trinchero Family Estates and wine making legends Dave Phinney of Orin Swift Wines and Joel Gott of Joel Gott Wines.

The name Shatter is a nod to the extreme viticultural conditions in the Maury vineyards in the Roussillon region of France. The inaugural vintage of Shatter is a 2010 Grenache. The label, with its original broken glass photography, showcases the imaginative approach for which Orin Swift is well known, most notably the creation of the Prisoner brand.

Dave Phinney first became intrigued with the Maury region in 2008 and subsequently built a winery. Upon urging from his longtime friend, Joel Gott first visited Maury in 2010 and was amazed at the terroir of the often wind ravaged area. "Maury is known for sweet wines, but not for dry wines," commented Joel. "Like Dave, I saw an awesome opportunity to make dry Grenache unlike anything I know here in California."