Birichino Besson Vineyard Vieilles Vignes Grenache 2013

Ratings on Delectable

Tom Casagrande Delectable Pro

I love this wine! After 6 years the nose stills shows off beautifully pure Grenache kirschy, raspberry fruit and crushed rock, as well as some roasted green herbs. In the mouth, savory flavors are in play, replacing some of the pure fruit I noted in earlier bottles. But still some cherry/raspberry extract fruit there. So good. This is how Chateauneuf used to taste before the doubly whammy of Phillipe Cambie and global warming, if maybe a tad more delicate.

I love this wine! After 6 years the nose stills shows off beautifully pure Grenache kirschy, raspberry fruit and crushed rock, as well as some roasted green herbs. In the mouth, savory flavors are in play, replacing some of the pure fruit I noted in earlier bottles. But still some cherry/raspberry extract fruit there. So good. This is how Chateauneuf used to taste before the doubly whammy of Phillipe Cambie and global warming, if maybe a tad more delicate.

9.2

Tom Casagrande Delectable Pro

Rich deep fruit (fresh plums and cherry) augmented by smoky, stony minerality. Mouthfilling savory flavors and DO NOT FUMBLE . . . Oh , sorry, watching the Pats as I type this. What was I saying? Oh yes, nice acids and the alcohol is in check. Great with my chicken stir fry and would accompany a wide variety of foods (which is one reason I love Grenache).

Rich deep fruit (fresh plums and cherry) augmented by smoky, stony minerality. Mouthfilling savory flavors and DO NOT FUMBLE . . . Oh , sorry, watching the Pats as I type this. What was I saying? Oh yes, nice acids and the alcohol is in check. Great with my chicken stir fry and would accompany a wide variety of foods (which is one reason I love Grenache).

9.2

Stefan Dolhain Delectable Pro

Old vine Grenache from the Besson vineyard, ungrafted vines planted in 1910 on a rocky slope just too low to qualify for the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA. Brilliant transparent ruby turning slightly orange at the rim. Intriguing nose with cranberry fruit and spices galore ( thyme, rosemary, lavender). Fresh berry fruit and spices, mouth-watering acidity, minerals and a rather long, spicy finish. Very good indeed. 2013 vintage, abv. 13,5%, 21 euro.

Old vine Grenache from the Besson vineyard, ungrafted vines planted in 1910 on a rocky slope just too low to qualify for the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA. Brilliant transparent ruby turning slightly orange at the rim. Intriguing nose with cranberry fruit and spices galore ( thyme, rosemary, lavender). Fresh berry fruit and spices, mouth-watering acidity, minerals and a rather long, spicy finish. Very good indeed. 2013 vintage, abv. 13,5%, 21 euro.

8.9

Cary Q Wines Delectable Pro

Modern style, light and elegant. I also Love how this Grenache carries its fruit.

Modern style, light and elegant. I also Love how this Grenache carries its fruit.

8.9

Jennifer Reichardt Delectable Pro

A crowd-pleasing Grenache! Balanced fruit.

A crowd-pleasing Grenache! Balanced fruit.

9.2

Kyle Doucet-Walter Delectable Pro

Such a fun way to do Grenache.

Such a fun way to do Grenache.

9.2

Evan Keaschuk Delectable Pro

Beautiful label, beautiful wine. Tons of red fruit, a good deal of funk, and some smokey meat. A little hotter than the previous vintage, but still shows off the elegance that is expected from Birichino

Beautiful label, beautiful wine. Tons of red fruit, a good deal of funk, and some smokey meat. A little hotter than the previous vintage, but still shows off the elegance that is expected from Birichino

9.2

Jennifer Reichardt Delectable Pro

A lovely domestic Grenache. Good lively acidity

A lovely domestic Grenache. Good lively acidity

9.2

Tom Casagrande Delectable Pro

Wow! The nose alone is worth the price. Deep ripe plumminess and Christmas-spiced red berries. Warm gravelly minerals too. Young, full, and intense in the mouth. Nice acidity and significant tannins give structure. Really good length. This will settle down and be even more amazing in 1-2 years.

Wow! The nose alone is worth the price. Deep ripe plumminess and Christmas-spiced red berries. Warm gravelly minerals too. Young, full, and intense in the mouth. Nice acidity and significant tannins give structure. Really good length. This will settle down and be even more amazing in 1-2 years.

9.3

Punky Mahle Delectable Pro

This was delicious- bright and savory w/o being too hot and thin. Will drink again!!!2013 vintage

This was delicious- bright and savory w/o being too hot and thin. Will drink again!!!2013 vintage

9.0

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