1772 Grenache Noir 2015
The Grenache grapes for this wine were sourced from the Poletti and Salaal sections of our Edna Ranch vineyard. Wines from clone 362 tend to be well balanced and colorful with a well structured tannin profile. The GCV selection came from the Rhône Valley. Since Grenache can produce relatively large clusters, we take great care to hand prune each cluster to achieve a more concentrated wine. The two blocks of Grenache for this wine were fermented separately in stainless steel tanks, then blended and aged for 18 months in small French and American oak barrels.
Deep ruby red color with red fruit aromas of rhubarb, alpine strawberry, fresh brioche, malted milk and a hint of eucalyptus. As alluring as its nose, the flavors lead with Bing cherry, not yet ripened blueberry, and raspberry and finish with red apple and toffee. This wine features a rich mouthfeel along with balanced acidity and a refined tannin structure that lingers on the finish. We would suggest pairing this wine with a roasted pork tenderloin.