2015 Grenache

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2015 Grenache

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91 points Wine Enthusiast!

2015 I travelled to Costa Rica where I swam with the sea turtles and absorbed the culture of Pura Vida.  Pure Life.  This vintage has exactly that.  100% Grenache from 2 incredible Central Coast vineyards. The first is the same as the 1st vintage, Old Potrero, a 30 year old dry farmed head trained vineyard on sandy loomis soil.  It's only 7 miles from the ocean as the crow flies.  The second vineyard is Spanish Springs which is approaching 10 years and is the closest commercial vineyard to the coast in California.  

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2015 I travelled to Costa Rica where I swam with the sea turtles and absorbed the culture of Pura Vida.  Pure Life.  This vintage has exactly that.  100% Grenache from 2 incredible Central Coast vineyards. The first is the same as the 1st vintage, Old Potrero, a 30 year old dry farmed head trained vineyard on sandy loomis soil.  It's only 7 miles from the ocean as the crow flies.  The second vineyard is Spanish Springs which is approaching 10 years and is the closest commercial vineyard to the coast in California.  

This vintage was one ton hand picked from each vineyard and fermented 75% whole cluster, which gives it great tannin and spice.  It was then pressed into 4 neutral French barrels and 1 Acacia puncheon.  The Acacia was the best experiment I have yet to try!  It accentuates such amazing floral and berry aromatics and rounds out the mid pallet.  

This wine is full of character, bright strawberry with a sassy pepper spice and rich broad tannins that coat the palate.  The acacia preserves the floral notes and ensures the Grenache qualities shine at their fullest.  She is supple with bright acid and intricate layers.  She is drinking well now and will age with grace.