2016 Grenache Blanc, Skin Ferment

2016 Grenache Blanc, Skin Fermented

The most esoteric and textured of our skin-ferments. The perfect wine for the adventurous palate!

El Dorado

Of all our skin ferments the Grenache Blanc is by far the most adventurous. The texture, the deep hue, the long, chewy, fleshy tannins that seem as if they will go on for hours. This wine demands attention and a table of food and will benefit from at least an hour of exposure to air or a decanting.

Tasting Note: This wine made us remember our favorite moments of drinking a hot toddy on a chilly winter night. On the nose: vanilla bean, baked apple, and citrus rind. The tasting experience is always a pleasure with this wine as it balances acidity with grippy tannins and flavors of clove, cinnamon, a tangy burst of lemon finishing with hint of honey.

  • Appellation: El Dorado
  • Vineyard: Fenaughty
  • Varietal: Grenache Blanc
  • Clone: Tablas Creek
  • Age: Planted 2006
  • Elevation: 2600 feet
  • Soil: Decomposed granite w/red clay loam
  • Harvested: September 3, 2016
  • Pressed: September 10, 2016
  • Maceration: 7 days
  • Fermentation: Wild yeast and bacteria
  • Barrel aging: 9 months in neutral French oak barrels
  • Bottled: Unfiltered on July 28, 2017
  • Production: 45 cases
  • Release date: March 2018

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