This Estate Grenache was cropped from an estimated 10-12 tons per acre to 4 tons per acre to improve the intensity of the flavor and the color. They were hand picked and fermented in our winery. Grenache is often blended with another grape because the tannins in Grenache are naturally very low, consequently, or so the story goes, Grenache does not age well. We bottled 100 cases of 100% Grenache in 2004 and have been very happy with how it stood up to time. We love the flavors of Grenache, by itself. The delicate personality of Grenache is easily overpowered by blending wines. Consequently we went back to an unblended Grenache. Think of it as a hearty Pinot, with lots of strawberry notes.
|Region||CA central coast|