2013 Grenache - Larner Vineyard, Santa Barbara County

2013 Grenache - Larner Vineyard, Santa Barbara County
2013 Grenache - Larner Vineyard, Santa Barbara County

90 Points - The 2013 Grenache Larner Vineyard is juicy, open-knit and delicious, all in a fruit-forward, open-knit style. Sweet red cherry, mint, flowers and white pepper add attractive aromatic upper notes in a succulent, ripe Grenache that will drink well with minimal cellaring. The 100% whole clusters are very nicely integrated. - Antonio Galloni, Vinous (June 2016)

90 Points - Made in a lighter style, yet elegant, balanced and silky, the 2013 Grenache Larner Vineyard is medium-bodied, has lots of sweet black cherry and framboise fruit, spice and floral aromoas and flavors, and a charming personality geared for drinking in its youth - Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate (July 2016)

Production notes
  • Grapes were hand-harvested from the same six rows on sandy soil in Larner Vineyard

  • 100% whole cluster fermentation in small lots (2 tons)

  • Like always, we relied on the native yeast that the grapes carried from the vineyards to complete the fermentation We hand punched each fermentor twice a day to enhance the extraction of colors, tannins and flavors

  • After primary fermentation was complete we extended maceration for up to 30-35 days to further extract color, tannins and flavor

  • Pressed with ultra-gentle stainless steel basket press in an 8-hour cycle

  • Aged in neutral oak for 22 months prior to bottling, no fining or filtering with two rackings before bottling.and then another year in bottle prior to releasing

  • Clone 362

Varietal100% Grenache
AppellationSanta Barbara County
VineyardLarner Vineyard
Sugar25.2
Acid0.68
PH3.6
Aging34 months
FermentationNative Yeast
Alcohol15.30%
Wine Styleneutral oak; 100% Whole Cluster : unfined &
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced115

90 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

90 Points - Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate

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