Stag's Hollow Winery 2013 Grenache - 90pts

Stag's Hollow Winery 2013 Grenache (Okanagan Falls) Okanagan Valley - BC

Availability: Releases on September 19th on International Grenache day, direct from the winery here
Cost: $29.99
Alcohol: 14.3%
Production: 100 cases
Date Tasted: September 16th, 2014

Tasting Notes: This year's edition of the Stag's Hollow Grenache sees the Okanagan Falls winery blend in 8% Syrah, presumably to enhance the nose and add a little extra umph to the juicy, feminine palate.

Still youthful, the nose needs hours to open up. When it does, it reveals beautiful layers of perfumed incense, huckleberry, sage brush, wild flowers, cooking spice, cola bottle candy and a plethora of other red fruit aromas. As with the 2012, the palate offers excellent continuity from the nose and though the concentration and length are slightly more reserved in 2013, the overall balance is superb with a nice kick of fresh berry acidity, helping the rich, rounded mouth feel finish fresh. 

Best enjoyed in early 2015. Drink 2015-2018.
 - Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014

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