2021 Grenache Ballard Canyon
Our second vintage of 100% Grenache comes from sandy soils in nearby Ballard Canyon AVA. It definitely reflects the cooler vintage we had in 2021 retaining much of it's bright cherry notes while feeling fresh and lively. Our favorite Grenache is from Sardinia (called Cannonau) and this vintage seems to capture a glimpse of those wines influenced by the Mediterranean sea. With that in mind, it seems a perfect pairing with Shellfish, Vongole, Gnocchi with Marinara/Bolognese or Porchetta.
You will notice a gorgeous light color with the aroma of wild strawberry with fresh forest floor . On the palate we get flavors of fresh cherry, raspberry, peppercorn and rhubarb. This one is easy to drink but should be savored with a good Mediterranean style meal!
Varietal: 100% Grenache
Vineyards: 100% Ballard Canyon AVA,
Farming: No synthetic herbicides or pesticides
Fermentation: Native yeast, whole berries
Residual Sugar: None
Aging: 11 months in neutral French oak barrels
Cases Produced: 96 fed by gravity using no pumps