This remarkable expression of Grenache comes from two distinct blocks on our estate vineyard (the 9’s). Block 9a is a Spanish Garnacha clone planted on our only northwest slope on the property. The neighboring block, 9b, is an Alban clone that runs directly along the ridge at just over 1900 feet elevation. For both blocks we opted to utilize a goblet style of modified head training for the canopy. This gives us a great deal of flexibility when selecting clusters while allowing us to keep our density up and yield per plant down. Great stem maturity allowed for roughly 30% stem inclusion during fermentation.
96 Points - Robert Parker
94 Points, Wine Spectator - James Laube