The Wine Front 92：
Marco Cirillo decided to invoke a massive turning point for this wine with picking leaner the gist. About a third of the pick is quite young and fresh, low alcohol, briskly fresh and then there’s some riper material. From 1901, 1906 plantings – remarkable. All carbonic maceration here.
Juicy, bright, flavoursome red, gently sweet, dusted with spice and green herbs, slinky textured, super high drinkability. Vivacious, perky, crisp fruit tannins and frisky acidity a feature. Almost a transparency here – purity and freshness on its side, though touches of meaty savouriness and almost a pinosity chime in for character. Grrrrreeeat drinking.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 91:
Sourced from 1901 and 1906 plantings, Cirillo's 2017 The Vincent Survivor Vine Grenache features attractive aromas of wild strawberries and potpourri. It's medium to full-bodied, with a supple, juicy feel in the mouth and fine, silky tannins on a delicate finish. Pretty stuff that can be consumed now and over the next 3-4 years.