2014 Grenache Noir

2014 Grenache Noir

El Dorado

We attempt to craft a Grenache (Noir as opposed to our Blanc & Gris) that highlights the varietal's charm and potential which means ours is a mineral driven, light bodied red that dances across the palette, loves food and in warmer climates can be served chilled and be equally pleasing. Our is a blend from the Fenaughty, & Swansboro vineyards both in loamy soils of Hotow, Aiken & Argonaut.

  • Appellation: El Dorado
  • Vineyard: Fenaughty & Swansboro
  • Varietal: Grenache
  • Clone: Mostly Tablas Creek
  • Age: 6 to 14 years
  • Elevation: 2,600 to 3,200 feet
  • Soil: Decomposed granite, red clay and loam
  • Yield: 2-3 tons/acre
  • Harvested: September 4th & 11th, 2014
  • Pressed: September 16 & 24, 2014
  • Blend: 100% Grenache w/ 25% Whole cluster
  • Maceration: Wild yeast, wood vat, 12-16 days
  • Barrel aging: 9 months in neutral FO barrels
  • Bottled: Unfiltered on July 28, 2014
  • Production: 165 cases
  • Release date: Fall 2015

Deep, bright red color with earthy and meaty notes laced with spice and red and dark berries. A lush texture with an array of juicy red fruit flavors with a minerality that adds vibrancy and helps to extend the focused finish.

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