October 17, 2016
"25% whole bunch, delicate handling, old oak, gravity racked and bottled.” Only 250 dozen. From the winery’s website: “A small amount of destemmed and hand plunged fruit was used, as well as an extended maceration portion that spent 5 months on skins.” Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Excellent grenache. Not thick or in any way overdone. Ripe and expressive yet fine-boned; and that’s the wine’s key. Shot with spice, red cherry, redcurrant and mineral. Smoke-infused in a subtle/integrated way. Gamey tannin complements and enhances the picture. As delicious as it is impressive."