2017 Grenache

Livermore Valley

 

$32

Wine Club Only

TA: 6.3 g/l

pH: 3.42

Brix at harvest: 25.4

Harvest date: 9/14/2017

Aging treatment: Aged in neutral American Oak barrels

Bottled: 4/18/2019

 

Winemaker’s Notes:

“The Livermore Valley is an ideal climate for the Rhône varietals such as Grenache. This grape is a work horse and produces a lively pallet for the winemaker to sign. It can be lighter in color and structure than the other red wines so great care must be taken not to rush the fermentation. Every moment of skin contact is necessary for complete extraction.

Grenache, or the Spanish word Granacha, is an elegant varietal that shows up early to the ball and out dances its more demure competitors. It is youthful and joyous, and a delight to work with.”

Dane Stark, Owner & Winemaker

 

Tasting Notes:

This Grenache is medium in intensity with bright fruit of raspberries, a hint of cranberry and floral notes. 

It has a lovely, bright hue with a clear ruby component. 

The palate entry is of floral components with a silky entry and fresh components of lively fruit, and a hint of strawberry on the mid palate. There is a touch of oak on the finish with lingering cream, and a wisp of fruit finish as it dances down your throat.

The finish is long and elegant.