Cobaw Ridge Grenache 2022
Regular price $77.00
For grenache enthusiasts, and those that know their way around a Cobaw Ridge wine or two, this should be a pretty exciting proposition even before pouring a glass. Shay’s Flat vineyard, Pyrenees, organic (certified) vines and the x-factor of the great Cooper family. A coup. New wine, new horizon away from the family farm.
While it ‘s got some concentration and slurp to it there’s a strong sheath of lacy, minerally tannin, some grunty, dried herb/minty/alpine elements and shiitake mushroom in the mix of scents and flavours, alongside a blood orange tang of acidity and a rise of gravelly earthiness. It’s substantial in its way but tightens up to a lingering chew and pucker. Structure galore. A serious feeling grenache but with that succulence and drinkability of best-of grenache examples from cooler places around the globe, and can we say a nebbiolo-like energy and draw of tannin. Fantastic, is the message. - The Wine Front