crushed strawberries, cherry pie, nutmeg, Darjeeling tea leaves
mulled strawberry compote, cherry preserves, baking spices
Vietnamese pork chops, rabbit and artichoke paella, ham, manchego and fig tartines
Drink now through 2017.
Grenache, has been reincarnated as a single varietal where its distinctive personality produces wines of ripe berry fleshiness and heady spiced perfume. When cropped low it can develop a voluptuous sweet fruitiness, more than worthy as a stand-alone red. Its origins are attributed to northern Spain, where it is known as granancha, however research has found identical DNA in 6000-yearold seeds in Sardinia, from the varietal canonau.
Paso Robles has benefited from vine material brought over from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, which we have combined with low vigor root stock. Sultry red berry flavors are accented by background earthiness and an infusion of island spices. Its medium weight suggests current enjoyment. Drink through 2017.