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Ochota Barrels A Sense of Compression Grenache
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Ochota Barrels A Sense of Compression Grenache 2018

McLaren Vale, South Australia, AustraliaViolets, wild blueberry, dusky plum, red currants flow through this McLaren Vale old vine grenache, leathery thick with sun, but bright with authenticity. Tannins are lightly sticky, and well primed for housing the fruit. There's a splash of gew in here to add florality, not to mention originality. This wine was a joint project between Taras Ochota and Maynard Keenan of US Supergroup, Tool. After they established a friendship at Keenan's winery in Arizona, the sharing of both musical and vinous ideas culminated in this cult hero wine collaboration. 606 bottles produced.Tasted: 31 July 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 84.00 private wine shops Producer: Ochota BarrelsDistributors: Sur Lie
Grape: Grenache Noir/GarnachaCSPC: 81649