Grenache always placed second behind Syrah according to Sashi Moorman. While he loves Chateau Rayas, he never attempted a Grenache himself until the 2006 vintage. Apart from the wine being delicious and a big hit among our club members, Sashi had another revelation. As we grew in size, making more of the vineyard into wine rather than selling the fruit, Grenache fit nicely into our schedule. First the lean whites and roses are picked, then Sangiovese and Syrah, Grenache harvest tucks in right after we finish the last of our long Syrah slog, and we still have a day or two to clean and prepare the presses for Roussanne. Of course, Sashi is not only thinking of himself and the winery crew, but also how much la Cuadrilla can physically pick at optimal ripeness. It only makes sense to grow grapes that ripen at different times to manage harvest. Long Story short, we will have an additional 2 acres of Grenache in production for 2014! In the meantime, Ruben has created new ways of babying the Grenache to perfect, albeit late, ripeness. As our Grenache project becomes more significant and serious, the quality will continue to skyrocket!
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