York Mountain Grenache


Vintage Details:


100% Grenache
Vineyard: 100% York Mountain Vineyard
District: York Mountain AVA

Harvest Dates: October 9 – October 16, 2019
Fermentation: Fermented in concrete and stainless steel tanks
Cooperage and Aging: Aged 17 months: 80% in concrete tulip and the balance in neutral mid- sized barrels
pH: 3.96 | TA: 4.5 g/L | Alcohol: 15.3%
Bottling Date: May 4, 2021
Cases Produced: 295

Turn up the spice and enjoy incredibly diverse flavors as the 2019 York Mountain Grenache takes the grape to the next level with notes of fresh black and white pepper, vibrant raspberry, bing cherry, dark soil, coastal chaparral, rosemary, black licorice, rose and orange oils, and roasted coffee. Spice, herbs, and earth notes encircle the outer rings of the palate as elegant, ripe red fruits concentrate on the mid palate and flow into chewy, long-grain tannins at its finish. This wine is a rare example of how serious, graceful, and mouth-filling a Grenache can be. – Jordan Fiorentini


Parentage: 100% York Mountain Vineyard 
York Mountain | Hometown: Templeton
Ethnicity: 100% Grenache

Birthdate: September 22nd – October 17th, 2018
Rearing: Fermented in concrete tanks and 1-ton bins
Education: Aged 18 months in neutral French puncheons
GPA: 3.66 pH | 5.1 g/L TA | 15.2% Alc.
Graduation: Bottled May 27, 2020

Power and grace merge in the 2018 York Mountain Grenache which boasts Old World charm with the intensity inherent to California.  Dark and fleshy Amarena cherries, white and black pepper spice, candied orange peel, sweet leather, sun roasted sage, black licorice, and dried violets envelope the nose and race across the palate. Chewy and round at first sip, the wine’s texture and juicy acidity spider graph across the palate, bounding in all directions and finishing with lingering structure.  This gorgeous and unforgettable wine heralds a new era for Grenache and York Mountain.

Score: Jeb Dunnuck 96, Wine Advocate 96 

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