(Archive) GRENACHE 2012 Dry Creek Valley
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Tasting Notes: Clear brilliant red point on for 2012, jewel-like ruby. Warm aromas of many red fruits and a light floral perfume. Layers of raspberry, cherry, dried rose petals fill the mouth with a round elegance. Intriguing earthy-floral potpourri reminiscent of lilac, sweet pea and pine needles.
The Grape: Grenache produces great wines when production is kept low. The challenge is controlling the naturally high yields of the grape. Growing on a hilltop in rock and gravel, and judicious thinning of fruit clusters is how we do it. Grenache clusters are big and multi-winged with medium sized lightly pigmented berries. Often one wing of the cluster is removed to create a more flavorful grape.
The Vineyard: A rugged and wild 2 acres at the top of the hill above the Frick tasting house. It was daringly carved out of a rocky cliff in 1997 by my neighbor Chris Conley driving his trusty D-3. In this sunny, rocky location the vines work hard to produce a small number of wonderfully flavored grapes. In addition the crop is heavily thinned to only the best clusters. Frick Grenache enjoys the advantage of this special dedicated winegrowing.
The Wine: Complex and elegant classic Grenache fruit. Drink now to 2024. Aged 22 months in small oak barrel.
Only 97 cases made.
Serve with: vegetable soup, duck confit, tomato and mushroom sandwich with alfalfa sprouts, macaroni and cheese, sheep cheeses, pot roast, duck pate’, chicken breast supreme, roast pheasant, sausage pizza