2020 Grenache Blanc, El Dorado

2020 Grenache Blanc, El Dorado

Clean and elegant white wine from the foothills

El Dorado

Purchase

750 mL $38

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Monday 11/15:  Ground everywhere BUT West Coast
Thursday 11/18:  West Coast Ground + 2-Day

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Tracey made her first Grenache Blanc in 2010 and has made Grenache Blanc every year since but often the final wine labeled is a blend (Sluice Box, Eliza) or in most years if there was a varietal bottling it focused around a skin ferment Grenache Blanc. This vintage is neither! Here we have a blend from both Fenaughty & Barsotti Vineyards where the plan was for direct press and we picked at optimum acidity to create a fresh and lively version of this beloved varietal.

Tasting Note:

Vibrant, clean and elegant are the touchstones for this lovely white wine from the foothills. Notes of citrus and stone fruit lead the nose, with a distant hint of white flowers carried on the breeze. It calls to mind a crisp Spring day, tingling as the sun warms the grass. We love the flavors of grapefruit pith and white nectarines showcasing alongside bright acidity and a mild creaminess. Pair with chili lime prawn tacos or spicy Pad Thai.

  • Appellation: El Dorado
  • Vineyard: Barsotti & Fenaughty
  • Varietal: Grenache Blanc
  • Clone: Tablas Creek
  • Age: Planted 2010 & 2006
  • Elevation: 2700 & 2600 feet
  • Soil: Musick sandy loam & Decomposed granite w/red clay loam
  • Harvested: Sept 2
  • Pressed: Sept 2
  • Fermentation: Wild yeast and bacteria
  • Barrel aging: 10 months in neutral French oak barrels
  • Bottled: August 10, 2021
  • Production: 171 cases
  • Release date: Winter 2021

TASTING ROOM:
Seated Tastings Wednesday – Sunday 12-5pm
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