Carr Winery’s 2017 Lyons Vineyard Grenache from the Los Olivos District has been rated 91 points by Wine Enthusiast, earning a nod in the magazine’s Advanced Buyers Guide. Check out the review in full online.
“Deeper and darker dried plum aromas play with fresher tones of hibiscus on the nose of this single-vineyard expression, which also offers dried herb and light pine tones,” writes contributing editor Matt Kettmann. “Black plum and elderflower flavors make for an elegantly plummy sip, finishing on gingerbread spice.”
Wines scoring 90 to 93 points are considered “excellent” wines “highly recommended” to readers, according to Enthusiast‘s rating scale.
The 2017 Carr Grenache from Lyons Vineyard is the first wine to come from this ultra-high-density vineyard in the Los Olivos District. It was aged for 18 months in French oak barrels before bottling, and has a case production of 76 cases. It is currently available for purchase online and in both Carr tasting rooms.