2020 Grenache Santa Barbara County
Having always been a favorite grape of ours, 2020 marks the first year where we finally give Grenache her due. We are proud to shine the spotlight and feature this exquisite varietal at its purest and most lovely!
In the past, we've mainly farmed Grenache Noir in collaboration with a few vineyards to provide a mate for our Syrah blends. For 2020, we have combined Grenache from our favorite vineyards to create 100% cuvée of Grenache. A warm vintage gave us the perfect profile for this varietal featured in wines typically from South France or Spain. Somehow this wine manages to be full bodied and elegant at the same time - or as our friend exclaimed, "It's got the spice but it's oh so nice!"
You will notice a gorgeous light color with the aroma of fresh strawberry preserves. On the palate we get flavors of cherry kirsch, walnut, pink peppercorn and warm spices like cinnamon, cardamon and cloves. Try it with Red Birria tacos, pepperoni pizza, Jámon & Manchego cheese, vegetarian paella, jambalaya with andouille sausage or anything in Garam Masala.
Varietal: 100% Grenache
Vineyards: 70% Spear Vinyard, 20% Ballard Canyon AVA, 10% Serena San Marcos Vineyard
Farming: Certified CCOF Organic and Demeter Biodynamic
Fermentation: Native yeast, whole berries
Residual Sugar: None
Aging: 11 months in neutral French oak barrels
Cases Produced: 120