With only one barrel made, Casey Flat's Grenache is still at the experimental level, but this vintage shows its potential: full and dense, with ripe strawberry, rich leather, smoky black tar and a smidge of black licorice. Give it 3–5 years to further complicate those flavors and open up.
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Reviews wines from California.
Contributing Editor Virginie Boone has been with Wine Enthusiast since 2010, and reviews the wines of Napa and Sonoma. Boone began her writing career with Lonely Planet travel guides, which eventually led to California-focused wine coverage. She contributes to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat
and Sonoma Magazine
, and is a regular panelist and speaker on wine topics in California and beyond.