The 2016 Gracia has an intense bouquet of macerated small black cherries, melted tar and light blueberry notes, quite glossy in style but maintaining definition. The palate is sweet and candied on the entry, offering plush black fruit laced with graphite. Quite grippy in the mouth, with a nicely controlled, tightly wound finish. This is a fine Gracia that should give 15 years of drinking pleasure.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2038
Robert Parker 94
The 2016 Gracia is composed of 70% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in 100% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple in color, it is a little closed at this stage with crushed red and black plums, black cherries, cedar chest, lilacs and truffles plus a waft of violets. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm, grainy and fresh with minerally notions on the finish. Less than 600 cases produced.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2044