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2016 Grenache

2016 Grenache
Lafond Vineyard

Sustainability in Practice Certified Wine (SIP Certified)

Lafond Vineyard dedicates most of its space to Pinot Noir, but keeps room for Grenache in a section just north of the Santa Ynez River. Winemaker Bruce McGuire fostered the idea of growing a cool-climate Grenache on the property, and the results have been rewarding. Grenache grown in cooler climates tends to develop spicier components than in warmer climes, and our 2016 Grenache is a wonderful example of that.

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SKU: 34016
Wine Specs
Vineyard Designation
Lafond Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 5, 13-16, 2016
25.1 Brix
Bottling Date
April 24, 2018
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2016 Grenache is a brilliant shade of cherry with deep red undertones. Aromas of fresh berry, eucalyptus and dried herbs hit the nose, while ripe strawberry, raspberry and cherry meet with pepper and other spices on the palate. A dry but fruitful finish.
Vineyard Notes
100% Lafond Vineyard; Sta. Rita Hills AVA
Production Notes
18 barrel lot; 11% new French oak; 18 months in barrel; 442 cases produced
Winemaker Notes
Our Grenache was planted in 2002 from a Tablas Creek Selection from Chateau Beaucastel in Chateauneuf Du-Pape. With vine age, the wines have evolved from simple fruit to those with enhanced density and flavor.
Food Pairing Notes
Picnic food; roasted vegetables; BBQ

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