Clarendon Hills Blewitt Springs Vineyard Old Vines Grenache 2003
Wine EnthusiastMade from bushvines that are about 75 years old, this tremendous Grenache is a vibrant pink-purple color and has deep peppery, fruit-sweet aromas. On the palate it's massive but controlled, iike a rhinoceros behind a steel wall. Intense plum and cherry fruit warms the palate. Dry tannins persist through the long, minerally finish. Drink after 2010.
Wine SpectatorFirm, tightly packed with blueberry, plum and a touch of tart spice as the flavors linger on the extended, slightly lifted finish. Has tremendous intensity and depth without excessive weight. Best from 2008 through 2012. 1,200 cases made.