2012 Grenache, Estate

2012 Grenache, Estate
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Grenache
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
100% Grenache
Aging
22 Months: 20% New 300 liter Hogshead | 20% Ntrl 300 liter Hogshead | 60% Ntrl 228 liter Barriques
Alcohol %
15.1
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SKU: 12GRNST
Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Grenache
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
100% Grenache
Aging
22 Months: 20% New 300 liter Hogshead | 20% Ntrl 300 liter Hogshead | 60% Ntrl 228 liter Barriques
Alcohol %
15.1
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Like our El Dorado Grenache, this wine is 100% Grenache. We produce a true and unadulterated version to highlight the unique soils and terroirs of the region, or in this case, of our estate vineyards. The estate’s steep hillside slopes are low yielding and comprised of very little topsoil atop a decomposed granite base. This estate Grenache is ruby red in color with aromas of dark cherry, plum, raspberry coulis, wild sage, and hints of Christmas spices. The palate has similar fruit notes coupled with modest tannins, ample acidity and a lingering minerality on the chewy and lengthy finish. This wine will benefit from time in the cellar or decanting.
Winemaker's Notes
This is the inaugural release of our Estate Grenache program. We have waited for our vines to mature and curb their adolescent exuberance prior to producing an estate wine from our signature varietal. The wine is a true reflection of the extreme growing conditions and granitic soils of our high elevation (2740’) vineyard. It is comprised of 3 clones from different sources – Ch. Beaucastel clone TCVS D, John Alban’s famous A2 clone, and France’s ENTAV 513 clone. Each brings something different to the wine, providing greater complexity and depth. This wine sees a touch of new oak (20%) in large format Hogshead barrels and has been bottled unfined and unfiltered after 22 months on its gross lees.
Estate Vineyards
100% Stoney Creek
Production
156 cases