Sansliege pickpocket

Grenache, "The Pickpocket" 2013

Sans Liege

It wasn’t your idea to come to the Blue Ridge Mountains this late in the season, but the Fraser firs and late ripening blackberries are a delight. The kitchen is steeped 100 prior tenant’s rituals, the scents of black tea, clove oil, creosote and bruised spearmint combine wondrously with your old fashioned made with proper maraschino and Angostura. The plan is to write, but tonight you indulge in a sunset, heavy cinnamon spiked hot chocolate and the cool, piped in water, while somewhere an organ plays.

Country:
USA
Region:
San Luis Obispo County
Appellation/ava:
Paso Robles
Vintage:
2013
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Grenache
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
91

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Aging:
51% second fill barriques, 33% neutral puncheons, 16% neutral barriques (22 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Alcohol percentage:
15.4
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
350

Reviews

  • "91 points. The ripe, yet open knit and evolved 2013 Grenache Pickpocket (100% Grenache) gives up classic Grenache notes of kirsch, blackberries, cured meats and mulled spices in a full-bodied, textured style. There’s a firm edge to the tannin, so give bottles 6-12 months in the cellar, and drink through 2021." (Robert Parker)

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