The 2017 Grenache is available exclusively to members of the Winemaker's Tier of the Wine Club. To join the Winemaker's Club or to place an order, call 425-482-7371.
The grapes for our 2017 Grenache were destemmed, sent to tanks and a small oak roller barrel. We then fermented at temperatures up to 85˚F using two different yeast strains, Clos and FX10. During fermentation, pump-overs and rolling were used for extraction of color and flavor. Malolactic fermentation was completed to create a round mouthfeel and lower the acidity. All lots were barrel-aged in 225 and 265-liter barrels for six months in a combination of 89% French and 11% American oak barrels, 22% of which were new.
Our vintage 2017 Grenache was so outstanding we decided to bottle it as a single varietal for our inaugural release. This wine opens with a delightful bouquet of red currants and black raspberries. On the palate, fruit-forward notes of wild strawberries combine with soft tannins to give you a fantastic, medium-bodied wine with a lasting finish.