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601 Cellars Grenache  Sierra Foothills 2017  

Retail Price: $35

Value Rating: 3.9

Wine Factor: 1.5
Date Posted: June 13, 2020
Cases Produced: Under 100

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DDWA Score: 90.5

Great Value

Peppery spice (helped by 6% Syrah in the blend) and dark wild strawberry nose proudly announces this Grenache. Taste is those dang strawberries, bit of pomegranate, lavender, candied ginger and cocoa. Medium body, medium/low acidity, fine tannins and spice galore in this tasty little number.

601 Cellars is owned and made by husband/wife Brian Doody and Laura Larson. Their focus is on Napa Valley Sangiovese but they “dabble” in other regions (like their Sierra Foothills Sangio) and other grapes. I’m impressed with the quality of the wines particularly because they (particularly Brian who heads the winemaking) is self-taught.

For all my 601 Cellars review, go here.

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