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- winoweenie - 07-26-2009 07:16 PM

The other strange varietal in our Santa Cruz Mtn wine club shipment. According to the back label " Graciano is a Spanish grape grown primarily in the Rioja and is very rare in the new world.A low-yeilding aromatic, and intensely flavored variety that typically provides a deep core of fruit and structure to blends." "There are less than a dozen 100% Graziano products made in the world." As with the Touriga this is a delight to experience. Got so wrapped up in the blue fruits and spices I lost track of really evaluating this bugger.
Do know it was quits pleasurable. Same score as the Touriga. WW


- VouvrayHead - 01-01-2010 10:05 PM

Just drank this guy today... I really enjoyed it. Blue fruits, like WW said, and I found the spice profile to be really interesting. Mint and tea, maybe? Very slightly astringent, but delicious, and darn unusual!

If you want to taste this, make a pie out of blueberries, tea, and mint, and vinify it somehow.

These SCMV wines are a great change of pace from my usual choices. So far, all have been interesting and well-made.

Harvest Moon, Sean Thackrey, and SCMV are a bunch of good California rebels IMHO.