2018 Fenaughty Grenache

2018 Fenaughty Grenache
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Grenache
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
100% Grenache
Aging
18 Months sur lees | 70% Ntrl French Oak | 30% New French Oak
Alcohol %
13.5
Summer Wine Club Release
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$36.00
 
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Fenaughty Vineyard is an essential component to our Grenache program at Skinner.  Perched on an idyllic hillside at 2900’ in the Camino-Fruitridge agricultural district, these 40-year-old vines produce a wine that is distinctively complex.  Deep-rooted, sustainably-farmed vines planted in vivid red Aiken Clay-Loam make for unabashed expression of this terroir we so dearly love.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Grenache
Appellation
El Dorado
Composition
100% Grenache
Aging
18 Months sur lees | 70% Ntrl French Oak | 30% New French Oak
Alcohol %
13.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The Fenaughty Grenache’s defining feature is this wild combination of delicate flavors and intense structure, creating remarkable tension on the palate. Aromas of fresh raspberry, mandarin peel, miso and desert sage work in tandem to boast a swirling, heady bouquet. Full of citrus and berry on entry, winding along the palate with brown sugar and savory herbs, becoming increasingly sturdy in structure. This wine shows promise to be cellar-worthy for the long haul.
Winemaker's Notes
Skinner wines are all about tipping a brim to the wines of the Old World while embracing the glorious mountain terroir of El Dorado County. That being said, we maintain a delicate balance of ripeness and structure. We handle our native fermentations with the remontage technique (versus the more commonly used pigeage, or punch down); gentler on the berries, but aggressively more aerobic for the juice, encouraging high CO2 production which both protects and bolsters our aromatic profile. We aim to produce a wine that sings the praises of the terroir from whence it came. Gently pressed, settled, and sent to barrel for 18 months.
Local Vineyards
100% Fenaughty Vineyard
Production
60 Cases