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2013 Andrew Murray Grenache "Curtis Vineyard"

Winery: Andrew Murray

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Curtis Vineyard"

Wine Category: Grenache

Grape blend: 100% Grenache

Region: Santa Ynez

State or country: CA

Price: $36

Cases produced: 500

KWG Score: 90.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: February 16, 2016

Wine Review: This pitch black colored Grenache from Andrew Murray opens with a boysenberry and flint like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and savory. The flavors profile is black plum with notes of mild minerality and gentle blackberry. I also detected hints of oak, blueberry and a dash of black pepper. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins stick around for a little bit. This Grenache would pair well with a juicy bacon burger. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This vintage marks our departure from Paso Robles for our Grenache. It has been a good ride, but we are excited to be growing clone 513 on the Curtis Estate, right here next to the winery. Our first Estate Grown offering definitely shows off the extra hand and ground work in the vineyard. We were extremely restrictive of yield to ensure that we could ripen, harvest, ferment, age, and bottle a rich, dark, fruity-yet-spicy Grenache. This is certainly a fun drinking wine!

Organic status: not organic

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