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Dry Creek Valley has a Mediterranean climate similar to Southern France and Spain where Grenache Blanc is commonly grown. We harvest our Grenache Blanc at moderate sugars to acheive a more mineral-driven version that we prefer over the opulent style of Grenache Blanc that is more prevalent in California, especially on the Central Coast. This wine was fermented and aged in concrete tanks which preserved bright aromas of green apple, lemon oil, and wet stone. It is crisp and textured on the palate with high natural acidity.
Vineyard block source - Grenache Blanc winery property, planted in 2004 and 2016.
This Southern Rhône-style wine is 79% Grenache, 15% Syrah, and 6% Mourvedre The primary component of this blend comes from a 2.9 acre block, planted in 1998 to three selections of Grenache Noir, using budwood originally obtained from Tablas Creek and Alban Vineyards. These selections, originally from Châteauneuf-du-Pape give darker color and better structure than the majority of Grenache planted in California.
The 2016 Grenache is a great example of what crop thinning can do for Grenache. This wine is dark for Grenache, with intense aromas of pepper, raspberry, cherry, blackberry, tar, licorice, and dried herbs (enough with the descriptors!). Our 2016 Grenache has plenty of body and texture, with undeniable tension between fruit and spice.
650 cases produced.
Our selective approach in the vineyard combined with a great growing season resulted in a wine that resembles high-end Barbera from Asti. This wine jumps out of the glass with juicy dark berry fruit. On the palate it is energetic with driving acidity and silky tannin.
548 cases produced
Please note: This wine may have a small amount of harmless sediment in the bottle.
100% Vermentino from our original planting in 2004 and a couple of small vineyard blocks grafted in 2010 and 2016. When we planted Vermentino in 2004 we had no idea it would perform so well in Dry Creek Valley. Expressive floral, appley fruit with great minerality and energy from acidity. Fermented and aged in stainless steel. Love this wine.
Vineyard block source - Winery property planted in 2004, 2010, and 2016.
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