Big Basin Grizzly Grenache 2013 Front Label
Big Basin Grizzly Grenache 2013 Front LabelBig Basin Grizzly Grenache 2013  Front Bottle Shot

Big Basin Grizzly Grenache 2013

  • RP92
  • WE92
750ML / 15% ABV
Other Vintages
  • WW94
  • RP92
  • WE91
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $55.99
Try the
55 99
55 99
Save $0.00 (0%)
Ships Tomorrow
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
0
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
My Wine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
750ML / 15% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Notes of savory currants, dried raspberries, herbes de Provence and sandy, loamy soil notes all emerge from the 2013 Grizzly. This medium to full-bodied, supple, sunny and layered Grenache has fine tannin, notable freshness and a great finish. Reminding me of a top quality Chateauneuf du Pape from a sunny vintage, it will drink well through 2023.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast
The aromas on this bottling are rich yet not overly ripe, with cola, sarsaparilla, candied black cherry and strong scents of baked blueberries. The palate shows impressive florality, with violet and lilac touches, as well as subtle creme de cassis flavors. It is simultaneously rich in body but light in flavors, well built for the cellar.
View More
Big Basin

Big Basin

View all products
Big Basin, California
Big Basin Estate Vineyard with Winery Winery Image

Big Basin Vineyards was founded in 1998 on an historic site in the Santa Cruz Mountains next to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. The old ranch property was first settled in the late 1800s. Wine grape cultivation had been started by French immigrants by the early 1900s and continued until 1965 when the property was sold by Justin Lacau, who had named the property “Frenchie’s Ranch”, to a timber company. By the 1990s, all that remained of the vineyards were redwood stakes and scattered vines hidden by brush and poison oak bushes.

Our mission is to create wines that reveal the complex nuances of the vineyards that inspire them – cool climate, ocean-influenced, mountain vineyards. Great wines are grown, not made so we spend long hours in our vineyard, employing sustainable and organic farming practices. By keeping the yields very low and hand-harvesting small sections of the vineyard at perfect ripeness, we strive to achieve the most important part of winemaking - great fruit. Our job as winemakers then is to be as transparent as possible in allowing the wines to most emphatically and clearly express themselves. For us this means practicing minimal intervention. By keeping our production small, we can give every vine, fermentation bin and barrel the attention it deserves. We hope you enjoy the results.

Image for Santa Cruz Mountains content section
View all products

A rugged and topographically diverse cool-climate appellation with a rich history, the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA stretches from Half Moon Bay, just south of San Francisco, to the northern border of Monterey County. Elevations range from 800 feet to upwards of 3,000 and microclimates vary substantially depending on which side of the mountains the vineyards lie; cool ocean winds and fog play an important role here. This can be a challenging region in which to grow grapes, but it is well worth the effort. Santa Cruz Mountains wines are noted for balanced acidity levels, often showing great aging potential. Wine has been made here since the 1800s, most notably from the legendary Ridge Vineyards, whose Monte Bello vineyard garners international admiration.

Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon are the stars of this region, while Merlot and Zinfandel also perform quite well. Organic and sustainable vineyard practices are becoming increasingly common.

Image for Grenache content section
View all products
ALWBGGRIZGREN13_2013 Item# 366625

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New customers: FREE Shipping on $29+. Code GIFT

New customers: FREE Shipping on $29+. Code GIFT

There was an error redeeming your code.

*Order must be placed by 12/11/2019. Applies to standard shipping only. Order must be at least $29 excluding shipping and tax. Expedited shipping options may require an additional charge. Not applicable to Hawaii and Alaska orders. A standard shipping charge will appear at checkout but the promo code will credit an amount back so that you do not pay for shipping. Promotion does not apply to corporate orders. Not valid on Bordeaux Futures.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...