“Winemaker Ryan Carr wrangles with this vineyard each year, as it sits in red clay atop a coastal bluff right over the seaside town of Carpinteria,” writes contributing editor Matt Kettmann. “This vintage is a hit, starting with compact aromas of red currant, berry, crushed slate and red licorice. There’s an herbal array to the sip, from marjoram and anise to thyme and lavender, yet it’s the brisk red pomegranate fruit that keeps it singing into the finish.”
The 2017 Carr Grenache from Paredon Vineyard was aged for 18 months in French oak barrels before bottling, and has a case production of 98 cases. It is currently available for purchase online and in both Carr tasting rooms.
Read the full review online at Wine Enthusiast.