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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Shatter Grenache 2011
Shatter Grenache 2011
(search item no. 124399)
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Tasting Panel rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Extracted aromas of crushed cherry and spring rhubarb pie are delicately framed by seasoned French oak. The entry is vibrant and powerful, which leads to luscious flavors of wild strawberry that perfectly rounds out the mid-palate. Ripe blackberry and blueberry notes coalesce to form an intense lasting finish.
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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."