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Page Springs Estate Vineyard Grenache

Page Springs Estate Vineyard Grenache Wine Details

Description: 2008 was a cool vintage and marks the first harvest of our Estate Grenache. While we are certainly capable of inking up wines that are lighter in color (with the likes of Petite Sirah), we chose to leave this true expression of our valley unadultured. After the primary fermentation, I was struck by the incredibly focused wild strawberry fruit on the nose and palate of this wine. Beneath the strawberry lie hints of roses, orange rind and brambly spice all floating on an incredibly soft, velvety palate. Think of this wine like a sand painting - enjoy it now.

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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