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Grenache, Stolpman Vineyard

Grenache, Stolpman Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $28.00 per bottle

Description: The 2003 Grenache, Stolpman Vineyard. A big, gripping medium-dark wine, it has a plum -cola-strawberry nose, flavors of spice, a complex, high-tannin mouth feel, and a lingering finish. It is full yet supple in the mouth. An extremely low yield in 2003 gives the wine power. New Tablas Creek and Albin grape clones make the wine deeper than in the past. No new oak was used letting the native grape tannins show through to fill your palate. (117 cases produced – very limited)

Varietal Definition
Grenache Noir is the world’s most widely planted grape used to make red wine, sometimes made into a stand-alone varietal, frequently as a Rosé, but most often as a backbone of red blends. Its strength is its ability to grow in arid and windy conditions. It’s particularly suited to warm coastal regions of California, Spain and France. Grenache-based wines tend to be high in alcohol, with attractive fruit qualities in youth and a sweet berry character.Used as a component in some Northern Rhône reds, nearly exclusively for Rhône Rosés and as the primary component in nearly all Southern Rhône red blends, Grenache is probably most notable as the base varietal for Chateauneuf du Pape, Cotes du Rhône and Gigondas. In spite of its fame coming from French wines, Spain is most likely this grape’s origin.


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