Smart is a dry-grown, bush vine vineyard that I’ve wanted to work with for a long time – my first vintage from the higher altitude slopes of Clarendon. Different and very welcome energy to our other Grenaches.
A bright, red cherry, boysenberry and cranberry concoction of aromas backed by a herbal, purple basil laced palate, finishing with jelly crystals. Surprisingly weightier than Old McDonald Grenache with a compactness that slowly unfurls in the glass, and tongue-coating tannin that fills all corners of the palate. Gentle and persistent.
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