2016 Grenache Large Format
Red fruits such as strawberry, cranberry and raspberry dominate the nose with a layer of white pepper in the background. The mid-palate on this wine exhibits a soft tannin structure that finishes with a balanced level of acidity and spiciness.
Grenache is a red grape that originated in Northern Spain. Today, it is one of the most widely planted grapes in the world, with important production in Spain, Australia, California and the Southern Rhone region of France. Our Grenache comes from Dark Horse Ranch, a 160 acre Biodynamic certified ranch and vineyard owned and operated by thel Dolan family. Located 8 miles north of the town of Hopland along the banks of the upper Russian River and sitting at 750 feet of altitude. This site provides outstanding conditions for growing this late ripening, sun-thirsty varietal.
Vineyard Elevation: 750 ft
Yield: 4.5 tones/acres
Harvest Date: September 3, 2015
Fermentation: Stainless Steel
Aging: 16 months
Cooperage: Neutral French Oak