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2013 GRENACHE
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Whole Cluster & Concrete Tanks

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2013 GRENACHE

BACKGROUND 
Grenache always placed second behind Syrah according toSashi Moorman. While he loves Chateau Rayas, he neverattempted a Grenache himself until the 2006 vintage. Apartfrom the wine being delicious and a big hit among our clubmembers, Sashi had another revelation. As we grew in size,making more of the vineyard into wine rather than selling thefruit, Grenache fit nicely into the winery’s harvest schedule.

VINTAGE 
Gaining popularity in the Central Coast wine scene with every vintage, Stolpman Vineyards has steered clear of the temptation Grenache naturally provides: to make over-ripe, thick Grenache, high in alcohol. That being said, the 2013 Grenache does not get cornered into the realm of restraint, elegance, and femininity.  This wine becomes more one-of-a-kind with each vintage as we hone our techniques in the vineyard and the winery.

SENSORY 
From appearances alone - the darker, intense hue of black-cherry red in the glass – the 2013 Grenache makes a statement.  For those who have followed our Grenache saga, the 2013 walks the tight-rope between vervy 2012 austerity and voluptuous 2008 monstrosity.  A core of intense, fresh berry fruit dominates the nose, front and middle palate and already couches the firm tannin on the finish.  While the wine packs a punch there is also a sense of balance & liveliness.

VINEYARD 
Ruben designed these Grenache blocks to tent the fruit with a triangular canopy, two feet wide at the bottom, rising to a point at the top.  The red Grenache fruit is picked only from the clusters set within the tent.  Delicate Grenache fruit bleaches in our intense sunlight and must be shaded by leaves.  The radiant heat of the canopy also keeps the Grenache warmer at night, allowing for accelerated seed and skin maturity – the result - a smoother finish.  La Cuadrilla picks off any fruit hanging outside the tent in August, destined for our rose.  The Crew waits two months to return for the red wine harvest, giving the vines time to adapt to the lower fruit load and exhaust every ounce of energy in perfecting the remaining clusters.  The result, even more intensity!

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