Marques De Grinon

Marqués de Griñón wines are sourced from the prized Dominio de Valdepusa vineyard in Castilla-La Mancha. Valdepusa stands apart from the rest of the region, as its 1068-foot elevation is one of the highest in Spain, and its top layer of soil is similar to Burgundy's -- it is almost pure limestone.

Dominio de Valdepusa has been in the noble family of Carlos Falcó Fernandez de Córdova, the Marquis of Griñon, since 1292. Referred to as the father of Spanish wine, Falcó pioneered the modernization of vine growing and winemaking in Spain. Falcó graduated from the University of California Davis with a degree in viticulture and oenology in 1964. He returned home and began making wine, all the while pushing the boundaries of winemaking as set by Francoist Spain. In 1974, he introduced the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grape varieties as well as drip irrigation and night harvesting.

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Marques de Grinon Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon matured in mostly new French barriques for 12 to 15 months. It started with an acute and unusual note of raspberry jam, then it slowly unfurled more herbal notes, with the nose turning into raspberry leaves and flowers. The palate is juicy and lush,
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Marques de Grinon Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The deep purple-colored 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon emits an inviting aromatic array of sandalwood, a hint of clove and cinnamon, violets, incense, cassis, and blackberry. Savory on the palate with incipient complexity, it will continue to blossom with another 2-3 years of cellaring.

Marques de Grinon Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
" Deep purple in color, this Cabernet Sauvignon bursts from the glass with aromas of black cherries, wild berry fruits and sweet spices of cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate and tobacco. It is expansive on the palate, full bodied, well structured with fine, integrated tannins and outstanding depth. " ~

Marques de Grinon Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
88  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88 " The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon has a dusky nose of blackberry, licorice and dried blood with fine delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with dusty tannins and good weight.  Marques de Grinon is sourced from the heralded 50-hectare Dominio de Valdepusa estate that is said to

Marques de Grinon Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
92  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 92 "This broad, chewy red delivers plum pudding, cedar, briar and herbal notes over firm tannins. A concentrated wine, with good depth and a beam of ripe black fruit. Drink through 2025."  "Dominio de Valdepusa is the first Spanish estate awarded an appellation (D.O.) based on the

Marques de Grinon 'Caliza' Syrah & Graciano 2004
 "Deep purple color with glistening cherry hues. Enticingly fruity and powerful aromas reminiscent of lush raspberries and ripe black cherries, delicately balanced by a subtle minerality and notes of wild peppermint. It is a beautifully full-bodied and fresh wine that reveals a silky structure