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2016 Grenache, Estate

Grenache is one of the five varietals planted at the original J. SKINNER winery in the 1860’s and is the focal point of our wine program today. It is the most widely planted wine grape in the world, but only 8500 acres exist in California. Recently, Grenache has seen a renaissance in quality and plantings in California. We have five clones of Grenache planted in poor shallow soils onto low vigor rootstocks that limit yields and concentrate flavor. Our warm and dry Mediterranean climate, coupled with volcanic and granitic soils, makes our region ideally suited for this grape varietal.

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SKU: 16GRNST
2014 Mourvedre, Estate

Top 100 Wine 2017 Wine&Spirits Magazine: "Winemaker Chris Pittenger is making a powerful case that mourvedre is destined to produce some of California's greatest red wines.[...] the 2014 is just lovely: frangrant with violet scents yet really substantial, with a hearty, buoyant black-plum flavor and incredible structure." 96 Points

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2015 Mourvedre, Estate

92 Points | Wine&Spirits Magazine: "Skinner’s estate at an altitude of 2,740 feet, this mourvedre grows in granitic soils. It fermented spontaneously, then rested in neutral French oak for 18 months without racking. Over that time, the wine developed the delicate spice of meadow flowers, leading to the more potent spice of the tannins, bridged by gentle red fruit. While it’s a little warm and youthfully blunt, there’s a bright and frisky energy to the wine that gains with air, suggesting this will benefit from two to three years of bottle age." Reviewed by Joshua Greene.

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2012 Syrah, Estate

Syrah is a very versatile varietal and has the ability to produce great wines in various climates and regions. Styles and profiles vary as you move from the cooler coastal sites towards the warmer interior vineyards. The Foothills based Syrahs are distinctive to the specific region in which they grow. Amador Syrah is much bigger and bolder than the Fair Play (El Dorado) Syrah grown just up the hill, which tends to be more elegant or rustic in nature.

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SKU: 12SRAST