Embrace Grenache 2013
Originally planted as a blending wine the Grenache has become a beautiful standalone, single-vineyard wine delivering the promise of Pinot Noir.
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Soft, full-bodied and easy-drinking, Embrace shows aromas of soft cotton-candy notes of spun sugar supported by a nice earthy moss nose. In the mouth, a hint of the sweet-sour toffee-apple and nice cranberry fruit with subtle light leather and a persuasive, lightly textured tannin finish. The spice and cranberry character makes it pleasing and lightly structured with a mouthfeel that calls for more.
Only 74 cases produced. No allergens were used in the making of this wine.
Early, even and excellent are three words used to describe the 2013 year growing season and the wine grapes that have come from it. A warm, dry spring brought early bud break, helped with canopy vigor and berry size and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set under sunny skies. With the exception of one heat spike in late June temperatures were consistently in the zone for optimal vine activity, resulting in notably healthy vines as fruit went through veraison and started optimal ripening producing epic fruit.
French Oak for 22 months, approximately 40% new, 40% one use and the balance neutral.