2022 Grenache

2022 Grenache

Grenache
CA - Alameda County - Livermore Valley
Club Members Only
$30.00 / 750 mL Bottle

  • Alcohol 15%
TA: 5.3 g/l pH: 3.42 Brix at harvest: 24 Harvest date: 9/21/2022 Aging treatment: Aged in neutral American Oak Barrels Bottled: 5/4/2023 Winemaker’s Notes: “The Livermore Valley is an ideal climate for the Rhone varietals such as Grenache. This grape is a work horse and produces a lively pallet for the winemaker to sign. It can be lighter in color and structure than the other red wines so great care must be taken not to rush the fermentation. Every moment of skin contact is necessary for complete extraction. And even so, its character is not in its depth, but its sex appeal. Grenache, or the Spanish word Garnacha, is an elegant varietal that shows up early to the ball and out dances its more demure competitors. It is youthful and joyous and a delight to work with.” Dane Stark, winemaker Tasting Notes: This Grenache is medium in intensity with bright fruit of raspberries, a hint of cranberry and floral notes. It has a lovely, bright hue with a clear ruby component. The palate entry is of floral and pleasing fruit with a silky entry and mouth watering profile with a hint of strawberry on the mid palate. There is a touch of oak over a silky structure. The finish has lingering cream and a wisp of a fruit finish as it dances down your throat. The finish is medium-long and elegant.

Maker Name

Dane Stark