1772 Grenache 2020
This lush wine has a classic Grenache tannin structure that shows nicely in the mid-palate. The Grenache grapes coming from the Poletti section offer a juicy textural component. It receives ample afternoon sun before the coastal breeze and evening fog roll into the valley. The block planted on the Salaal section contributes the velvety tannin structure. These vines are planted on the valley floor, which offers a rich clay soil.
Vineyard, Winery and Tasting Notes>>
"With a late bud break and a mild summer, the 2020 growing season looked a lot like 2019 and on par with a cooler vintage one. Grenache typically ripens late in our area and this vintage was no exception, picked late October. For this vintage, our fruit came from two different vineyards comprised of well-drained, rocky soil. From the two vineyards, we split the fruit into three stainless steel open top fermenters. This allowed us to use different yeasts and fermentation temperatures to create three unique lots for blending, lending various layers and textures to this wine. The fragrant notes of preserves and red licorice come together with orange zest and notes of leather. The palate mirrors the nose with touches of pomegranate. The medium body and bright acidity allow for a bright finish with notes of oak. Pair this 1772 Grenache 2020 with Skirt Steak and Paprika Butter." View Recipe