We love a traditional Grenache’s unique point of view, but we futzed with it anyway to get it just right. The result is 86% Grenache, with a splash of Syrah and a dollop of Petit Verdot for a deeper color, spicier character and the perfect texture. Reminiscent of campfire s’mores, the cinnamon notes add some spice to the confectionery sweetness. Drink up like a kid in a candy shop.
We go out of our way to get the best fruit. In this case, all the way down to the Santa Ynez Valley in SoCal. Back here in Napa, we threw it into oak barrels to ferment, skin and all. We like to get down and dirty with our wine, so we punched it down by hand. That way, we can get an intimate, hands-on feel for how the wine is coming along. More fun that way, too.
11 months barrel aged. 33% New French Oak Puncheons; 77% One year old French Puncheons.