The 2017 God Only Knows Grenache is a simply beautiful wine from Christophe Baron. This fabulous Grenache opens to simply gorgeous aromas of sweet ripe strawberries, black raspberries and hints of cherries, which are joined by fresh spring lavender, blood orange, herbs, smoke, crushed stones and a dash of white pepper. On the palate this continues to impress with its gorgeous medium to full-bodied silky texture, remarkable balance and outstanding concentration driven by a vibrant core of beautifully ripe fruits that expand seamlessly into the graceful finish, where it continues to show off its stunning freshness and purity. The 2017 has it all, and although it is nothing short of brilliant in its youth, it should also go on to drink beautifully for at least a decade. This possesses the characteristics to ultimately become even more compelling and evolve into a perfect wine when it hits its stride.