2013 Grenache, El Dorado

2013 Grenache, El Dorado
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Grenache
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
100% Grenache
Aging
18 Months: 93% Ntrl French Oak | 7% New French Oak
Alcohol %
14.7
Wine & Spirits
91
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Grenache
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
100% Grenache
Aging
18 Months: 93% Ntrl French Oak | 7% New French Oak
Alcohol %
14.7
Wine & Spirits
91
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Once again this wine is 100% Grenache. We like to see the true expression of the varietal in California, unadulterated by Syrah, Mourvedre, etc. Like previous versions, it has a signature elegant and supple mouth-feel and is a bit brighter than its 2012 counterpart. It offers aromas of cherry, dried cranberry, plum, and strawberry coupled with hints of sage, fennel seed, and dried rose petals.
Winemaker's Notes
This is the first vintage that we’ve aged the wine longer than 11 months in barrel. The wine asked for some more time to integrate and we obliged, holding it back another 7 months to add complexity and nuance. We source grapes from 4 vineyards of various aspects, soils, and elevations ranging from 1300’ to 2800’ to make a wine representative of El Dorado.
Estate Vineyards
40% Stoney Creek | 9% White Oak Flats
Local Vineyards
35% Sumu Kaw | 16% Fenaughty
Production
369 cases