2018
Sonoma County

Grenache
Description

Sonoma County is a diverse wine growing region with areas experiencing warm sunny days while other are affected by the cool morning fog from the bay. Vineyards for this Grenache were selected based on their optimal climate and soil combination. Each block of Gernache was harvested individually by hand at night to preserve the delicate flavors. The fruit was sent directly to press. After fermentation, the wine was aged in 36% new French oak barrels for six months.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

A bouquet of boysenberry, cedar and baking spices greet the nose.

Palate: 

Rich and jammy fruit flavors of baked blueberry pie, raspberry and blackberry are met with notes of cocoa powder. The finish is silky with soft and supple tannins.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

2018 was a near picture-perfect growing season that began in late February followed by a mild Spring yielding uniform grape clusters. Temperatures remained moderate to cool throughout the season with 2018 being considered one of the coolest vintages of the past decade. The cooler temperatures allowed for a longer hangtime resulting in an even and temperate harvest maintaining ideal acid levels and balanced concentrated fruit flavors.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Sonoma County
  • Varietal: Grenache
  • Alcohol: 15.5%
  • PH: 3.51
  • T/A: 5.6 G/L
  • Aging: 6 months
    • 100% French oak
    • 36% New oak
  • Production: 100
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Beef Bourguignon
Cheese & Nuts:
Medium cheeses. Goat cheese
Fruits & Vegetables:
blackberries
Grains:
Brunch Dishes
SKU:
WGRS183
Price: $43
Your Price: $34.40
You Save: $8.60 (20%)