This is the inaugural release from this vineyard, which like many sites in this area was formerly an apple orchard, with this one abandoned in the early 1990s with fiddle-neck flowers sprouting up. Coming from fourth leaf fruit, it brings the good, old-fashioned funk that made this region of the valley famous. Behind that are aromas of blood orange, flower, soot, wet stone, fresh tobacco and pomegranate. The palate is fuller in style, chock-full of orange and savory flavors. Savory notes persist on an intense finish that will not quit.
… This is the first edition of this wine and any lover of world-class Grenache will be very glad that this wine has been made… this wine shows quite differently than Grenache from Sur Echalas Vineyard — but is every bit as good. A rich core of red and dark fruits mingle with tobacco leaf, Umami, beef fat and green peppercorns on this evocative nose… Bright Yakima cherry tones mingle with Satsuma orange rind, seaweed, red raspberry cordial, red rose water, and smoldering rocks on the palate… While showing a good degree of richness, this is highly elegant Grenache that is best enjoyed over the next eight years. But why wait?
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