38.5% Grenache, 30.5% Grenache Blanc, 12.5% Carignane, 10% Cinsaut 6% Mourvèdre, 2% Picpoul, 0.5% Vermentino
No oak. Aged in neutral vessel for 2 months.
The Grenache for our Vin Gris came in large part from bespoke sections of the Alta Loma Vineyard, a cool climate site in the Arroyo Seco region of Monterey County that gives us grapes with a distinctive black currant character. The Carignane, responsible for the fundament of the wine, derived from very old vines from Antioch in Contra Costa County. A substantial percentage of the wine is composed of the elegant Grenache Blanc variety, adding a lovely richness and foundation to the ’18 vintage. The Cinsaut,... ah, a delicate cherry top note. We also employed the practice of post-fermentation bâtonnage—the stirring or re-suspension of yeast lees—to give the wine a certain creaminess of texture.
Vineyard Designation: 16% Bokisch, 14% Loma del Rio, 13% Beeswax, 12% Gonsalves, 12% Rancho Solo, 7% Alta Loma, 6% Kiler Canyon, 6% Mesa Verde, 5% Vista Serrano, 5% Nevarez, 4% Scheid
TA: 4.7 g/L
Aging: Drink now through 2021