Up at Law Vineyard we have six different blocks of Grenache each on varying aspects planted to four different clonal selections. Beguiling is a marriage of selected barrels from each block resulting is a wine with fantastic depth and remarkable aromatics. A percentage of Syrah is added each year to bring all of the components together and round out the tactile presence on the palate. After an average of 4 to 6 weeks on skins the wines are basket pressed and barreled down to 500L French Oak puncheons of which roughly 30% are new. After 8 months, puncheons from each lot are carefully selected for their unique contribution to the wine as a whole. These puncheons are blended and returned for another 12 months of aging on the lees prior to bottling.
95 Points, Robert Parker
Also awesome, the Grenache dominated 2011 Beguiling (which incorporates 15% Syrah) is pure, elegant and layered, with drop-dead gorgeous notes of black raspberry, licorice, ground pepper, chalk and creamy licorice. Full-bodied and voluptuously styled, with no hard edges and a downright sexy style, it stays graceful and nicely focused on the finish. Drink this beauty over the coming 5-6 years.
93 Points, Wine Spectator - James Laube
Very tight, rich and layered, with a core of dense dark berry, mocha, crushed rock and cedary oak. The flavors fold together well and linger on the finish, where the tannins hold them in place. Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2026. 439 cases made.