Grateful Palate is a wine producer and international distributor based in Los Angeles, Barcelona, and San Francisco producing wine in Spain, France, and Oregon primarily working with old vine Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, and Malvasia and bubbly wine from Catalonia and Champagne with innovative labels aiming for the cutting edge of wine and design. The wines are distributed world wide. Winemaking directed by Oriol Illa. Owner and founder Dan Philips.
The length of time in Van Winkle barrels varies depending on many variables: how many uses they’ve had, the wine, the year, the taste, the balance. There is no set formula but we know the wine we’re trying to create and use the barrels as much as needed to get it. We want the wine to have bourbon influence but still maintain it’s integrity as a fine wine.
Medium deep opaque purple color with dark red rim. Initial aromas redolent of blackberry and blueberry with underlying hints of red fruits give way to pleasing complex elements of vanilla and toffee. Soft, big, yet elegant mouth feel, rich, full body, density, superb balance and grip, lead to long, long finish, carrying intense ripe fruit and complex flavors. Soft, supple, dramatic, sexy wine with a compelling yummy factor that screams “drink me.”
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Syrah and Mourvedre