Grenache and Blends
Kick Ranch Vineyard, 2019

$ 42.00

Kick Ranch, in the eastern edge of the Rincon Valley, is becoming known for its Grenache and Syrah wines as well as Petite Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc. It is in one of the cooler places that this variety performs well in.

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Winemaker's Notes

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.






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