Grenache

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2008 Grenache Dry Creek Valley
This is the first year that we've made Grenache from this rocky vineyard springing out of the old, dry riverbed near the town of Healdsburg. We’ve always loved the velvety texture and sweet pure fruit of Grenache, but had never found an ideal vineyard for producing the kind of Grenache we enjoy drinking. Finally, we found a contender.
2009 Grenache Les Enfants Terribles, Dry Creek Valley
This is the first year that we’ve used our “Les Enfants Terribles” label series for our lovely, complex Grenache grown in a single rocky vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley. This flat, rugged vineyard is planted in an old dry riverbed near the town of Healdsburg, in Sonoma County, where the maritime fog that flows down the valley at night cools down the vines until the late morning, keeping the grapes cool and the resulting wines extremely luscious and balanced between fruit and acidity.
2010 Grenache Les Enfants Terribles, Dry Creek Valley
We wanted to make a lighter-styled, lush, mouthfilling Grenache, and after making the wine we felt we had the majority of the flavors we wanted. By keeping the wine in large barrels we were able to increase contact with the yeast, giving the wine it’s combination of lovely Grenache fruit and more toasty, earthy flavors. It’s an ideal wine for a hot spring or summer day cooking at the barbeque.
2011 Grenache Les Enfants Terribles, Dry Creek Valley
Grenache is probably one of the most up-and-coming wine varietals in the USA right now, and for good reason. It has a luscious and velvety texture, it has appealing fruit flavors, it can be complex and spicy, and it is incredibly flexible—you can make a dark, tannic version or a light, fruity version. Our Grenache falls in the lighter style, where it shows both sweet red fruit and an appealing spice, wrapped in a rich, velvety texture.