This Grenache is loaded with Cassis and Raspberry aromas, with more spice, licorice and earth emerging in the glass. Medium to full bodied, with solid concentration and depth throught the middle, juicy acidity and chewy tannin on the finish, this impressive Grenache should drink beautifully for 5~8 years.
2009 vintage was a winemakers dream. Partial whole berry destemming with 40% whole clusters utilized in fermenters, 5 to 7 days cold soak, 14 days total skin contact. 23 months in 20% new French oak, tight grain, Burgunian toast. Remainder in neutral barrels. This wine was blended with less that 10% Syrah to add weight to the mid~palate and was bottles unfined and unfiltered.