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2012 Tuck Beckstoffer Wines Grenache "Melee"

Winery: Tuck Beckstoffer Wines

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Melee"

Wine Category: Grenache

Grape blend: 97% Grenache & 3% Syrah

Region: California

State or country: CA

Price: $33

Cases produced: 1,500

KWG Score: 91.3 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: December 27, 2016

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Grenache opens with a black plum bouquet with a hint of black currant. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a mild black plum and blackberry with hints of black cherry and strawberry in the background. The finish is dry and fades away nicely. This Grenache is food friendly and would pair well with Stu's grandma's slow roasted rabbit. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2012 vintage Melee Grenache showcases how great Grenache can come from California. Sourced from two unique steep hillside vineyards, one in the central coast and one in Mendocino, this wine offers a kaleidoscope of aromas emerging from the glass. Hints of baked summer fruits, white pepper, lavender, underbrush and dry aged meats lead to an incredibly focused, yet elegant, balanced and graceful mid-palate. The finish is a blockbuster that exudes both power and finesse. This is truly a wine for the ages.

Organic status: not organic

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