Meet the new Bitch, same as the old Bitch, sort of. Grateful Palate’s ‘The Bitch’ was definitely a conversation starter besides being a solid, juicy bottle of Grenache. Well nothing has really changed except the origins. Bitch ‘2.0’ comes from Spain (Aragon and Navarra) instead of Australia, from areas Chris Ringland has also worked in his dealing with the likes of Alto Moncayo. The new Bitch may actually be a more versatile wine, reminiscent of bottlings like Las Rocas and Tres Picos. Spicy kirsch notes, medium weight, plenty of buoyant fruit, it’s got the bright acidity to keep everything lifted.