2018 Grenache "Love Among The Ruins"
As a follow up to last year’s inaugural Grenache blend from select Sta. Rita Hills Vineyards, this 2018 bottling is superb. I would say it has a heftier core of color and tannin without having lost any of the user-friendliness that is the hallmark of this variety. While it’s darker and the tannins are more firm, its overall demeanor is still soft and its fruit on the palate is absolutely voluptuous. Because of wines like this, my prediction is that we will begin to see more Grenache planted in the interior end of the Sta. Rita Hills as time goes on. For now, it looks as though the ruins are getting a delicious, fresh coat of paint.