SRP of $24 and available for as low as $15. Only 25 cases produced. Sample submitted for review.
From the winery:
“Sweet red flavors of strawberry and raspberry with hints of black currents burst in the mouth. With a luscious and velvety mouthfeel, the silky tannins lend to a long mineral and earthy finish. A serious wine that offers bright fruit, but with great structure and balance.
Cinque Insieme (“CheenKway InSeeEmAy”), which was founded by five winelovers, means “five together” in Italian. Given the name we thought it a fitting choice for this Cinco de Mayo. It doesn’t hurt that the wine comes from one of our favorite regions, Dry Creek Valley, and that we also love to highlight small producers who endeavor to produce great wine under $20 (no easy task).
The 2011 Cinque Insieme Grenache is a bit shy on the nose at first but after a little air you’ll find pleasant aromas of black cherry, strawberry and raspberry as well as vanilla, cinnamon and other spices. The wine tastes really smooth and balanced with lots of red and black fruit and more lovely spice. There’s also a really nice streak of minerality underneath the fruit that flows all the way through the long, dry, spicy finish. Excellent and just as good on day 2.
Overall Rating: 8.0
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