2009 GROUNDWORK GRENACHE

2009 GROUNDWORK GRENACHE

 

Wine Specs

Vintage 2009
Appellation Santa Barbara County
Vineyard Designation Santa Barbara Highlands, Watch Hill, Refugio Beach
Aging 16 months in barrel. 10% new, 90% neutral; all French. Racked twice.
Fermentation 5% whole-cluster fermentation.
Release Date 5/1/11
Alcohol % 14.9

Wine Profile

Tasting Notes This wine flaunts the diversity and elegance of Central Coast Grenache, leading with aromatics of raspberry cobbler, white pepper, Moroccan dates, tart cherries, cocoa powder, brown sugar and Provencal lamb stew. In the mouth are subtle shadings from blood orange, eucalyptus, fresh ground espresso roast, thyme, forest floor and grilled venison. A pleasant, dusty herbaciousness rounds out the palate, recalling rosemary, sage and tarragon. It is a wine with the complexity of offerings twice its price.
Winemaker Notes 100% Grenache
Production 54 barrels made.
Other Notes Decant for up to two hours, drink at room temperature. Aging potential is 8-10 years.
 

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