When you taste a Grenache as delicious as the 2005 McPrice Myers, it’s easy to imagine this grape achieving great things in California and I’d put this vintner on the “worth watching” list.
Myers’ passion is for Rhone-style reds and whites. He is using mostly Santa Barbara County grapes and has several vintages under his belt, although these are the first wines from him that I’ve tried.
The 2005 Grenache ($32, 435 cases), which I tasted in one of my regular blind tastings recently, is brimming with ripe, layered blueberry, pepper and smoky vanilla notes. It’s one of the best Grenaches I’ve tried this year.
His 2005 Viognier ($24, 167 cases) is also a winner, fragrant, with tropical fruit flavors built around pineapple, mango and peach notes and lively acidity.
I also liked his tightly wound and complex 2005 Santa Barbara Larner Vineyard Syrah ($30, 228 cases).
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