San Francisco Chronicle Top 100 Wines, 2014

2012 Skinner El Dorado Grenache ($26, 15%): Chris Pittenger mixed fruit from three stellar Foothills vineyards — Fenaughty, Sumu Kaw and Swansborough — for this big boy, aged in one-quarter new oak. The freshness of berry fruit is gorgeous, with tangy iodine, elderflower, wild sage and blood orange intertwined to lift the whole thing, plus a surprising knot of tannin at the end.

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