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Grenache

2017 Grenache

$45.00

"It was like clockwork. As soon as those clumsy June bugs took to the skies, bumbling and stumbling their way through the hot California air as if they had spent the spring drinking themselves silly, my mother would hand me a beat-to-hell wicker basket, send me out the backdoor with enough water to hydrate a horse and a sack lunch; and she'd tell me not to come home until the basket was full. I'd head on down the road to this great sweeping cherry tree so damn pretty the cars would stop when they'd pass him and I'd hole myself up in that tree with my wicker basket and I'd get to pickin'. I always came home with a full-basket and my sack lunch untouched, for every third or fourth cherry I'd pluck from that tree would end up in my mouth. My mother would take these cherries, rip off their stems, gouge out their pits and drop them into a vat of boiling water that would soften them. She'd then toss the cherries into a big cheese cloth, tie the cheese cloth taut, and spin it, around and around, until the cherries were so crammed their juices would flood and rain out of the fibers into that same vat, now emptied of its hot churning waters. In the days that followed, my mother's hands would be stained this beautiful red hue, as if the sun was falling asleep right there on her palms into a soft, strawberry sunset. This Grenache drinks like a distant summer dream: picking cherries, picking cherries, picking cherries..."

Underneath the cork.

Tight, densely packed aromas, the kind you want to bury your nose in. We're talking: dark cherries, hibiscus, mints and marjoram. Once the glass has moved from the nose to the lips, it's cherries, cherries and more cherries. And, perhaps, if you're wildly receptive, notes of black raspberry and white-pepper spice. Drink it alone. Drink it with someone. Or, drink it with Pad Thai, Green Curry, Drunken Noodles; anything Asian, anything Spicy.

 


91 points, Wine Enthusiast
90 points, Vinous

Bee Sweet Vineyard, SIP Certified Sustainable
Edna Valley, CA

98% Grenache, 2% Petite Sirah
Aged in 25% new, 25% 2nd fill French oak barrels
for 15 months

Harvested 10/11/2017
3.65 pH, 6.23 g/L TA, 0.18 g/L residual sugar
14.5% alcohol
Vegan
91 cases produced
750 ml

WARNING:
Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol

WARNING:
Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol

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