2017 Grenache, El Dorado

2017 Grenache, El Dorado
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Grenache
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
100% Grenache
Aging
11 months: 59% Ntrl. French Oak | 63% 2yr Old French Oak | 9% 1yr Old French Oak | 6% New French Oak
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Enthusiast
92
Wine & Spirits
91
Harvest Wine Club Release
In Stock
Add To Cart
$30.00
 
SKU: 17GRNED

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.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Grenache
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
100% Grenache
Aging
11 months: 59% Ntrl. French Oak | 63% 2yr Old French Oak | 9% 1yr Old French Oak | 6% New French Oak
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Enthusiast
92
Wine & Spirits
91
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"Attractive but subtle spices brighten the red cherry and black plum notes in this full-bodied and firmly structured wine. Hints of cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg emerge in the aromas and stay buzzing through the concentrated palate and on to the finish." Jim Gordon, October 2019
Winemaker's Notes
We source grapes from 7 vineyards of various aspects, soils, and elevations ranging from 1300’ to 2800’ to make a wine representative of El Dorado. The 2017 growing season provided just the right amount of hangtime, sunshine, and heat in the vineyards. This 100% Grenache was produced with native yeast, minimal sulfur, and aged on its gross lees for 11 months in barrel before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. The resulting wine is approachable and ready to enjoy upon release.
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