Ballard Canyon is the Paso Robles of Santa Barbara

Dark clear ruby with tiny clear edges.  Opulent crushed-bug horribly obese fruit over extreme ripeness offset with a brash swash of alcohol.  Oh dear Dog this is dreadful wine.  Maderized and oxidized beyond BELIEF in both nose and taste.  Honestly, it gets a little better in the mouth as the miserable tired pick-up-bed burnt-rubber astro-turf plasticine disgustingness swells to replace the unbearable nose.  What a fucking nightmare of a wine.  Oh wait. This is one of our darling child’s!!! Oh and from a darling vineyard!!!  I was so looking forward to this bottle.  Oh but check this out:  it is headed into ten years old.  Therin lies the rub, folks.  Tourist wines don’t last.

2006 KAENA Grenache Larner Vineyard Ballard Canyon Santa Ynez Valley Santa Barbara 15.4

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