(2009 Vintage) "Much like last year's inaugural vintage, the 2005 Bitch is loaded with pizzazz, maybe just a touch firmer. Appearance: Medium crimson to cranberry with a slight unfiltered haze, bright pink around the edges to match the label. Aromas: Raspberry, cherry, Belgian milk chocolate, Madagascar vanilla, and hints of nutmeg. Ripe and sweet-tart around the edges, dry on the tongue with youthful mild tannins that are just a bit gravelly. Chocolate covered raspberry and cherry flavors finish firmly with a hint of gravelly mineral and pepper, not to mention a real kick"". This read more...red is on the money for what it's trying to be, and is arguably more effective than a box of Godiva chocolates at 1/3 the price. Outstanding value ($10). Closure: Screw cap. Alcohol content: 15%. Food pairing: A selection of artisan dried meats or a ""kick ass"" bacon lettuce and tomato sandwich served with a flavorful soup. """ (hide)
Wine Advocate(2004 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 167 on Oct-06
Wine Spectator(2004 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/07
Wine & Spirits(2009 Vintage) Bitch Grenache is sourced from 40- to 60-year-old vines from the Ebenezer sub-region of the Barossa. With the price of Cotes du Rhone soaring due to the weak dollar, I am hard pressed to think of a better value in full-flavored Grenache. The 2006 Bitch Grenache received no oak treatment. Medium ruby-colored, it presents an alluring bouquet of earth, smoke, rhubarb, cherry, and strawberry. Supple, sweet, and tasty, this wine totally over-delivers for its humble price and is an exceptional value.