2015 Grenache Noir

2015 Grenache Noir

Light-bodied red, perfect for roasted vegetables and warming soups.

El Dorado

We craft our Grenache to highlight the varietal's charm and potential which means ours is a mineral driven, lighter bodied red that dances across the palette. This expressive wine loves being treated to a nice meal and in warmer climates, can be served chilled and be equally pleasing as it quenches your thirst. This Grenache Noir is a blend from the Fenaughty, Lightner & Girard vineyards in loamy soils of Hotow, Aiken & Argonaut.

Vinous Review, October 2016

Bright, slightly hazy red. Vibrant cherry and pomegranate aromas are complemented by hints of white pepper and a hint of orange zest. Bitter cherry and red berry flavors display very good energy and a silky texture, and the white pepper note repeats strongly. Spicy, focused and lively on the persistent finish, which features subtle tannins and a touch of blood orange.90 points. Josh Raynolds

  • Appellation: El Dorado
  • Vineyard: Fenaughty & Swansboro
  • Varietal: Grenache
  • Clone: Mostly Tablas Creek
  • Age: Planted in 2000
  • Elevation: 2,600 to 3,200 feet
  • Soil: Hotow, Aiken & Argonaut loam
  • Yield: 3 tons/acre
  • Harvested: August 25 & September 4 2015
  • Pressed: September 3 & 15, 2015
  • Blend: 93% Grenache + 7% Pinot Gris
  • Maceration: Wild yeast, wood vat, 12-13 days
  • Barrel aging: 9 months in neutral FO barrels
  • Bottled: Unfiltered on May 5, 2016
  • Production: 336 cases
  • Release date: Summer 2016

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