2018 Mounts Grenache Estate
Vibrant red and plum color. This vintage expresses a ripe raspberry-plum fragrance with background notes of black cherry. Big flavors of strawberry, hints of lavender and earth are up front and lead to savory characters of meat, garrigue, and raspberry compote. Minerality is present as well as a touch of sweetness from the barrel. Tannins are lively and finish is long with lingering fruit notes.
French Entav Grenache clones 515 and 362, planted 2005-2006
Whole berry destemming, 4 - 5 day cold soak, punch downs 3 times per day, 55% stem inclusion. Native yeast fermentation in small, open top, one ton fermenters. Total skin contact 18 days. Barrel aged 17 months in 22% new French oak. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
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||Dry Creek Valley
||September 21, 2018 through October 25, 2018
Barrel aged 17 months in 22% new French oak.