Grapelive Daily Pick
By Kerry Winslow
2007 Grey Stack Vineyards Grenache “Dry Stack Vineyard” Bennett Valley, Sonoma County (California).
The owners of Grey Stack, the Young’s have easily become the real deal and one of the great new wineries to be discovered this year, and I can say I am so grateful to have been able to taste their wines this year. My friend, a Sonoma crusader, Bradley Gray, turned me on to Grey Stack, in fact he called me moments after trying the Grey Stack Sauvignon Blanc and told me it was the best white wine he could ever remember trying almost! Bradley knows his wine and he was right on the money. I ran into the Young’s at the Family Winemakers tasting in San Francisco and was able to try their whole line up and they all were fantastic wines and left a big impression on me. Then I was able to taste this wine, the Grey Stack Dry Stack Vineyard Grenache, and I recently re-tasted it, and again it proved remarkable and intensely pleasurable. The Grenache is perfumed with lots of fruit, flowers and lavender before a deep palate of plum, cherry, grenadine and mixed berries with hints of cassis, pepper, sweet herbs, graphite and pretty oak notes leaving a lingering vanilla aftertaste. ($32 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive