Jaffurs 2011 Grenache, Santa Barbara County, CA
Vinous.com rating: 92..."The 2011 Grenache is fabulous. Sweet spice and floral notes wrap around a core of dark red and black-toned fruit in a surprisingly supple, textured Grenache. The blending of four different sites was a huge help in achieving this level of balance in the challenging 2011 vintage. Rose petal, dried violets and mint add nuance on the finish. The 25% whole clusters are very nicely integrated. There is a lot to like here."