Region: Santa Barbara County, California
Country: United States
The vineyard sits directly adjacent to Solomon Hills, and the long, cool ripening that Rob spoke of was even longer in 2016 than the year prior. The early rains in 2016 gave the vines a new lease of life, and we saw a depth of flavor and richness come through alongside a copal-like spice. We split the pick into two ferments: one 15% whole cluster, the other 25% whole cluster. Fermentation was native, and we foot tread twice daily during the 13 day transition. The wine spent nine months on gross less, and was racked once under the new moon of July 2017, before being bottled one month later.
Tasting notes: Violet, Damsen plum and pink peppercorns
A Tribute To Grace Wine Company is dedicated to crafting authentic expressions of Grenache. All wines are single-vineyard sourced to maintain authenticity, and remain 100% Grenache.