2009 L'Imaginaire Grenache, The Imaginary One
2009 L'Imaginaire Grenache, The Imaginary One, exhibits ripe red and black cherry fruit aromas along with a hint of licorice that can be found in the nose. Elegant multi-layered, red fruit flavors follow on the palate with firm tannins leading to a finish of dark black fruit with a hint of pencil. L'Imaginaire is an expressive, elegantly layered wine that can be enjoyed with fish, chicken or duck over the next 5-7 years.
Indigenous Yeast Fermentation
Aged 18 months in neutral French Oak Barrels
Accolades & Awards
"Savory and spice-laden, with a baked cherry, kirsch, licorice, baking spice, and dried flower-driven profile, the 2009 L?Imaginaire (91% Grenache, 7% Syrah, and 2% Mourvedre aged 18 months in neutral French oak) is supple, upfront, and easy drinking. Showing no hard edges, plenty of texture, and a clean finish, it is a crowd please meant for drinking over the coming 4-6 years."
89 points - Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate & The Rhône Report
"Pretty aromas of blackberry, blueberry and strawberry, with dashes of black pepper, floral elements and light traces of minerals. This is a wonderful mouthful of fruit and spice, ending in a well-balanced long, lingering spicy finish."
95 points - Wine X Magazine
"Aromas of cherries and strawberries mingle with suggestions of white pepper and anise on the nose. Flavors of strawberry, cherry, and blackberry come together with notes of spice on the palate. An approachable, lighter red, fans of Cali-Rhones will enjoy this bottle."
91 points - Food & Beverage World
$39 for 750ml bottle