2014 Grenache, Estate

2014 Grenache, Estate
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Grenache
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
100% Grenache
Aging
18 Months: 67% Ntrl. Hogsheads | 33% New Hogsheads
Alcohol %
14.5
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SKU: 14GRNST
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Grenache
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
100% Grenache
Aging
18 Months: 67% Ntrl. Hogsheads | 33% New Hogsheads
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
This Grenache is a bit lighter in weight and body compared to the 2013 and 2012 vintage. It is ruby red in color with aromas of cherry, strawberry, dry sage, pipe tobacco, and fennel seed. The palate has velvety and mild tannins, ample acidity and a lingering minerality on its lengthy finish.
Winemaker's Notes
This is the 3nd release of our Estate Grenache. The wine is reflection of the extreme growing conditions and granitic soils of our high elevation (2740’) vineyard. It is comprised of 2 clones from different sources – John Alban’s famous A2 clone, and France’s ENTAV 513 clone. The granitic soils have a pronounced affect on the wine especially as it relates to its velvety texture. We used 100% French Oak Hogsheads for this 3-barrel selection which are about 25% larger in volume and thus have less surface area and oak impact. The wine utilizes native yeast and minimal handling during fermentation and élevage. It spends 18 months in French oak (33% new) and has been bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Estate Vineyards
100% Stoney Creek
Production
96 Cases