Since Kick ranch has been on a rotating replant schedule, some of the blocks I have worked with were uprooted and replanted to a slightly different configuration over the years. This block was replaced after the 2019 vintage, so it will be our last Kick Ranch Grenache for a while at least. No worries, I have been exploring other sites for this useful variety.
Bees wax, rose hips, maraschino cherry, red rooibos tea on the nose. Gently chewy tannins that smooth out to a long, mouth-watering finish. Aged in 500 L puncheon for 32 months.
Unlike many Grenache wines, I fully destem this in order to minimize any distracting stem tannins. However, with the modified destemmer I have, and the nature of the variety I am able to obtain a huge proportion of whole berries after destemming. This allows the wine to show lots of carbonic maceration characteristics without any stem flavor baggage.