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Perfect 10 McLaren Vale Grenache from winemaker Steve Grimley, the Ess & See Grenache No. 3.
Today we've got another wine from the Ess & See Project of renowned winemaker Steve Grimley and Five O-Clock Somewhere (5OS) Wines. Made in incredibly small batches (just 2,808 bottles were produced), this is another single vineyard gem from an unexpected place.
If you got in any of our Mataro, Tempranillo or Malbec deals from Ess & See and 5OS then you know just what we're talking about. If not, you've got one more chance, and it's a great one!
Here's how the winery describes it:
Dean and Jodie Zimmer are great mates of ours. They grow Grenache for us on their little Australian vineyard on Twenty-Eight Rd. Theirs is a great part of the "Vale to grow Grenache". We decided to treat this parcel with kid gloves, and even though there's not a lot of extract, colour or weight - there's an abundance of drinkability, flavour and freshness.
I worked with a really good guy in the UK who taught me about a French term "nervosity" which he described as "the tension within the palate"; the nervous energy that some wines have. I reckon this wine has it. There's a fresh, vibrant character that makes you want to drink it again; that makes it compelling.
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This wine is not currently available in the US, but when it has been, it has sold for around $32 a bottle.
Today's 4-pack deal gets you four bottles of the 2014 Ess & See Grenache for $87.99. That's a discount of $10 a bottle for this perfect 10!
Summer shipping is a flat $9.99 per order no matter how many 4-packs you buy. Read on for our full review below.
This 4-pack deal is available to ship to the following states: AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI and WY. (These states are dependent on the individual licenses of the offering winery. Future deals may have more or less states available.)
This limited time, winery direct offer ends Friday 6/10/2022 at noon (PT) unless it sells out sooner.
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The 2014 Ess & See Grenache No. 3 opens with beautiful strawberry and lovely spice aromas along with excellent touches of licorice. It's very enticing and still quite fresh.
Tasting the medium-bodied wine reveals similar flavors to the nose that all combine in a wonderfully seamless and balanced way in the mouth. With a smooth mouthfeel and well integrated spice this is some good Grenache!
It ends dry and quite long. And while it was excellent on day 1 we found it to be even better by day 2.
Still quite lively and fresh at this point, I would guess it still has several years of peak drinking left. Don't miss this rare chance to try some single vineyard McLaren Vale Grenache!
2014 ESS & SEE GRENACHE NO. 3
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